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Admission MA Worship Studies
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019

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

Exaltation of Christ through worship is a necessary component in creating a spiritually healthy church and music ministry. The methods of how worship is conducted change with each decade, but purpose and intent do not. Liberty University’s Master’s in Worship Studies online degree program is a National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredited online program. Each of the courses in the Master of Arts in Worship Studies are 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.

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

Liberty University strives to provide our students 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 will have the opportunity to study under seasoned professors who will impart their knowledge in your worship classes from a spiritually mature worldview.

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

Students who are in pursuit of obtaining a Master’s in Worship Studies degree will be trained in Biblical insights to have 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 will be explored in-depth. Liberty University’s online Master’s in Worship Studies degree will cover both the technical and relational side of worship.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Worship Studies Specializations

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Worship Studies must select one of the four available specializations:

African-American Worship



Pastoral Counseling

Worship Techniques

Master’s in Worship Studies Online Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your Master’s in Worship Studies degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our Master’s degree in Worship Studies has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 

  • You can complete our Master of Arts in Worship Studies degree program in less than two years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Music and Worship – Liberty’s Master of Arts in Music and Worship will offer you advanced core classes in music, as well as innovative courses in biblically grounded worship. You will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to practice biblical worship as you actively lead others. This degree will focus on the past, present, and future of music in worship.

  • Ethnomusicology – Our Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, a 100% online program, is designed to offer an innovative education in world music for those seeking careers in cross-cultural environments. You will learn with the knowledge and skills essential to understanding music systems in a variety of cultures and communities. Through research, performance, and application your education will be a well-rounded experience.
  • Music Education – Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Music Education is NASM accredited. This program is designed to help you strengthen your understanding of music theory while increasing your skills in education and application of music. You will remain active in the field of music as you study advanced music techniques and performance tools.

Potential Music Ministry Career Options

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

  • Worship Leading

  • Worship Pastor

  • Choir Director


Master’s in Worship Studies Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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. A master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution may be assessed. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Divinity Questionnaire
  • Official college transcripts if available
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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.