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Master Of Arts In Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology
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
Mar 18, 2019

Examine Musical and Cultural Diversity with our Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology!

Are you interested in leading worship in a cultural context?  Do you have a desire to understand the music and culture around you? If so, our Masters in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology online degree is for you! Create awareness of varied musical expressions, guide worship teams, classrooms, or provide training to those preparing for music ministries in other cultures by earning your Ethnomusicology degree. You will study key differences of musical backgrounds while re-affirming a biblical foundation for worship.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology?

With your passion for understanding diverse cultural expressions in music and worship, our online master’s program in worship studies will help you translate that desire into relevant practice through ethnomusicology. Our 100% online Master’s Degree in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology will help you uncover the importance of worship, its biblical backgrounds, and renew your focus on what the role of a worship leader should be in diverse cultural contexts. Regardless of your musical preference, our program emphasizes how biblical worship unifies us in the pursuit of worshipping God.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). All the courses within the Worship Studies degree can be completed online, which allows you time to manage your family, work, and ministry life. Liberty’s mission is to see you impact lives for Christ by using your abilities in music and leadership to enhance understanding of our relationship with God and others through worship.

What Will You Learn in the Online M.A. in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology?

In our Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology online degree program, you will explore the differences in worship practice across the world and apply techniques in ethnomusicology to grow a culturally rich understanding of music and worship. You will also research the biblical beginnings of worship from Bible times to the present day, and uncover current issues in worship that shape the modern worship landscape. When you complete our online Worship Studies degree, you will be prepared for the dynamics of corporate worship, worship culture, pastoral collaboration within a leadership team, and be equipped with the tools and techniques of the latest methods in worship.

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M.A. Worship Studies- Ethnomusicology Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology degree from a nonprofit 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 all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs 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 nonprofit university. 
  • Students can complete this online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Ethnomusicology Program in as little as two years.

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Master’s Degree in Music and Worship 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 an First Responder
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Ethnomusicology Potential Career Options

  • Music Teacher
  • Missionary
  • Musicologist
  • Worship Pastor

Admission Requirements for Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required 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.