Establish Sound Principles for Worship with our Online Master’s of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership Program!
Do you have a strong passion for leading worship? Our 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership degree program is a great way for you to realize a deeper appreciation and understanding of worship studies. Learn key elements of worship history and philosophy while staying close to the biblical foundation for worship. You will also uncover how biblical studies, theology, modern techniques, strong leadership, Christian ministry, global culture, evangelism, and pastoral collaboration all impact the worship leader.
You can finish our online Master’s degree in Worship Studies – Leadership in less than two years and apply what you have learned in your local church right away. In our eight-week online format, you can take multiple courses each semester with the flexibility of creating your schedule that best fits your needs. As a worship leader, people will look to you to set the tone for more than just performance. They need a worship leader with a strong biblical foundation to cast the vision for a unified and God-honoring understanding of worship and how it plays a vital role in the life of Christian.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership Program?
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This gives you a credible degree that will prepare you for ministry while strengthening your contribution and commitment to your local church through worship.
With our online format, your courses will ignite your passion for studying and going in-depth with biblical worship, without taking time away from your family, ministry, or professional life.
What Will You Learn in the Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership Program?
Throughout our online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership degree you will find answers to the questions you have about worship so that you can, in turn, equip your ministry team and the church body as a whole in a true understanding of biblical worship. Besides practical application for worship and a biblical foundation, you will be prepared for the dynamics of a corporate setting, intercultural diversity in worship, pastoral collaboration within a leadership team, and tools and techniques to make you aware of the latest methods in worship.
When you graduate from our Master in Worship Studies – Leadership online degree program, you will be refocused and renewed in your pursuit of biblical worship so you can come alongside any local church body and minister effectively. You will study the history of worship, from the Old Testament to modern day, which gives you an opportunity to take part in a long tradition of strong and God-centered worship leaders that make a difference in the lives of their local churches. As you master biblical principles, models, and practical applications of worship, your perspective and passion will grow, inspiring lasting impact on those you serve.
- WRSP 520 – The Role of the Worship Leader
- WRSP 540 – Current Issues in Worship
- WRSP 545 – Global Worship
- WRSP 645 – The Role of the Pastor with the Worship Leader
Master’s of Worship Studies – Leadership Program Format and Information
- This program is offered 100% online.
- This program falls under the School of Music.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
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Military Benefits for the Online Masters in Worship Studies
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)
- Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times
Potential Career Options with a Worship Studies – Leadership Degree
- Church planter
- Music and family minister
- Worship pastor
Master’s of Worship Studies – Leadership Program Highlights
- By earning your online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership 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 all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs 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 non-profit university.
- You can complete this online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Leadership degree program in as little as two years.
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Admission Requirements for Our Online MA 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
- 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.