Admission MA Worship Studies
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Degree NASM
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024

Enhance Your Music Ministry Outreach with a Master’s in Worship Studies Online Degree Program

Exaltation of Christ through worship is an important component in creating a spiritually healthy church and music ministry. The methods of conducting worship change with each decade, but purpose and intent do not. Liberty University’s master’s in worship studies online degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Each of the courses in the Master of Arts in Worship Studies is designed to equip you to better serve the church as a skilled, passionate leader of worship, able to fit the needs of today’s postmodern culture.

This specialized Liberty University online program allows you to study and practice context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship and worship theories practical to the local church.

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You can receive comprehensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, developing knowledge and expertise to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts. By partnering with us for your master’s in worship studies, you can gain valuable knowledge and prepare to function in several worship settings with excellence. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Worship Studies Online?

Liberty University strives to provide you with quality training in methods of worship and other music ministry fields to promote success. If you choose to pursue a Liberty University online worship studies degree, you can have the opportunity to study under seasoned professors who can impart their knowledge in your worship classes from a spiritually mature worldview.

Through our available specializations, you can customize your degree to enhance your worship study needs and training. You can complete core courses in leadership fundamentals of worship that can enhance your strengths and build upon foundational knowledge. The goal of the master’s in worship studies online degree program is to develop your knowledge and expertise to excel in a variety of worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community.

Potential Music Ministry Career Options

After completion of your Master of Arts in Worship Studies online degree, you can have the ability to pursue careers in many different areas, such as:

  • Choir director
  • Worship leader
  • Worship pastor

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Worship Studies Program?

Students who are pursuing a master’s in worship studies degree can be trained in biblical insights that can help them develop an effective worship music ministry. Context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship theories practical to the local church, and career-specific principles as applied to leadership, church planting, or ethnomusicology can be explored in-depth. Liberty University’s online master’s in worship studies degree covers both the technical and relational side of worship.

Training in technology and audio-video recording practices, sound shaping, music-recording software, and distributing songs through appropriate media will be conducted. Students can learn the role of the worship leader and more about the relationship a worship leader should have with the senior pastor.

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Master of Arts in Worship Studies Specializations

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Worship Studies can select one of the following specializations:


African-American Worship



Pastoral Counseling


Worship Techniques

Worship Technology

Master’s in Worship Studies Online Degree Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our master’s degree in worship studies has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 

  • You can complete our Master of Arts in Worship Studies degree program in as little as 1.5 years.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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)

Admission Requirements for Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or above for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.