MA in Worship and Music Online Degree Elevate Your Church’s Music Ministry


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a music professional looking to hone your skills? Do you want to serve as a worship pastor or leader in your church? Are you passionate about exploring the biblical basis for worship?

If so, Liberty’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Music and Worship – Worship Music Studies degree is for you! In this program, you’ll develop the expertise needed to help strengthen your church’s music ministry. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to excel in a variety of music and worship contexts within the evangelical community.

Worship leaders need thorough training in music studies. Additionally, they need to understand why their work is important and how it is informed by a biblical perspective. Our Christian worship music online program offers training in all of these areas. By earning this National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)-accredited degree, you can enrich your own musical knowledge and skills and learn how to train up others to serve as worship leaders.

Partner with us and get the music and worship training you need to help your ministry thrive!

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s worship leadership program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). You can be confident that your degree will be a valuable, industry-recognized credential.

In this program, you won’t just receive musical training — you’ll analyze music and worship from a biblical perspective. That way, you can boost your effectiveness as a worship leader and design worship experiences that are rooted in Scripture and biblical truth.

Earn a degree that fits your schedule. This program is available 100% online, and the classes have no set login times. You can complete your coursework on your own time and stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, church, and career — while achieving your academic goals.

Our online MA in Music and Worship will help strengthen your musical ability, leadership potential, biblical commitment, and understanding of the worship industry. With this knowledge, you can use your passion and skills to glorify God and impact lives for Christ.

As a music and worship student at Liberty, you will analyze different styles of music and learn how to incorporate creative themes in worship. Some of the topics you’ll study include the dynamics of corporate worship, the role of the worship leader, principles of leadership, and current issues in worship. Our program will help you understand the performance and leadership aspects of worship, so you can oversee an effective music ministry.

Our music studies courses provide advanced training in conducting, modern worship techniques, worship literature, music resources, and worship technology. You’ll also analyze the historical, philosophical, and biblical foundations of worship. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to lead a team of worship volunteers with diverse musical preferences, skill levels, and ministry experiences.

Toward the end of the program, you will complete a thesis, internship, recital, or project. By picking the track that best fits your needs, you can be fully equipped to serve in your chosen area of music ministry. The program will conclude with an exam to test your overall knowledge and ability in music and worship.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.