Admission MA Worship Studies
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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May 11, 2020
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NASM

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 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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This specialized Liberty University online program will allow you to study and practice context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship and worship theories practical to the local church. You will receive comprehensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, developing knowledge and expertise to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts.


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.

Through our available specializations, you can customize your degree to enhance your worship study needs and training. You will complete core courses in leadership fundamentals of worship that will 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.


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.

Training in technology and audio-video recording practices, sound shaping, music-recording software, and distributing songs through appropriate media will be conducted. Students will 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 must select one of the five available specializations:

African-American Worship

Through Liberty University’s 100% online M.A. in Worship Studies — African-American Worship, you will gain the ability to lead a dynamic and enriching exaltation of God and bring to all cultures a unique and communal worship experience. You will learn how to inspire, guide, and instruct your congregation in their walk with the Lord from world-class and nationally known pastors. You will also learn how to develop a worship strategy based on biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of worship.

Featured Courses

  • WRSP 631 – Spiritual Formation for Leading African-American Worship

  • WRSP 632 – Emerging Issues in African-American Worship

  • WRSP 641 – Team Building in African-American Worship

  • WRSP 671 – God’s People and the History of African-American Worship

Course guides for these classes are coming soon!

Potential Career Options

  • Associate chaplain
  • Director of religious activities, worship, and education
  • Missionary
  • Music teacher or therapist
  • Worship pastor

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Ethnomusicology

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies — Ethnomusicology will equip you to serve in cross-cultural ministry settings. You will be given the musical training and theological foundation necessary to be an effective leader of worship in a myriad of cultural environments. This program will train you to learn the language and musical constructs of a particular region to share the gospel with its people groups.

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Potential Career Options

  • Missionary
  • Music teacher
  • Musicologist
  • Worship pastor

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Leadership

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies — Leadership will equip you to be an effective, purposeful, and dynamic worship leader by providing you with integral skills in leadership and music development. Through this program, you will be given the tools needed for ministry success, music education, and leadership techniques.

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Potential Career Options

  • Church planter
  • Music and family minister
  • Worship pastor

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Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies — Pastoral Counseling will provide you with a pastoral foundation integral to reaching a congregation through worship. You will focus on a variety of communication and leadership skills that develop your skills as a worship practitioner.

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Potential Career Options

  • Director of worship and drama
  • Minister of music
  • Worship pastor

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Worship Techniques

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques is designed to train you in both theology and music, equipping you for the increasing demand of worship leaders who can read music, as well as lead and teach worship.

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Potential Career Options

  • Director of worship and drama
  • Minister of music
  • Worship pastor

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Master’s in Worship Studies Online Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your master’s in worship studies degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 4 straight 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 less than 2 years.

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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 leader

  • Worship pastor

  • Choir director

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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 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • 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

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 admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed 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.