Master of Arts in Worship Studies Study the Art of Worship


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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.

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. 

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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What Sets Us Apart?

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  • 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

  • Choir director
  • Director of worship ministries
  • Music missionary
  • Professor
  • Worship leader
  • Worship pastor

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

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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.