MA Worship Studies Worship Techniques Program
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Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024

Guide and Prepare Musicians by Earning Our Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques!

Our 100% online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques is the perfect degree program to prepare you to apply your musical knowledge to worship studies and guide musicians in musical preparation and performance. You will study essential elements of teaching and musical training while re-affirming a foundational biblical knowledge of why you are leading worship. You will also explore the importance of musical resources and literature, helping you present your congregation with meaningful worship, as well as create a more musically aware and capable worship team. You will uncover how biblical studies, theology, modern techniques, strong leadership, Christian ministry, culture, evangelism, and pastoral collaboration all impact the worship leader.

You can finish our online master’s degree in worship studies – worship techniques in less than two years and apply what you have learned in your local church right away. As a worship leader or director of music, people will look to you to set the tone for more than just performance. That is why our degree program will provide a solid biblical foundation of knowledge to cast the vision for a unified and God-honoring understanding of worship and how it plays a vital role in the life of both worship leader and individual worshipper.

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

Our 100% online master’s degree program in worship studies with a specialization in worship techniques will help you translate the passion you have for music and worship ministry into relevant practice. You will uncover the biblical backgrounds of worship and renew your focus on what the role of a worship leader should be. Regardless of your musical preference, we want to emphasize that 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 School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This gives you a credible degree that can prepare you for ministry while strengthening your contribution and commitment to your local church through worship.

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Current issues in worship will be discussed, as well as how worship brings churches together. In our worship techniques specialization, a unique focus will be given to music resources, analyzing different styles of music, worship technology, and optional conducting. We also want to equip you to meet the growing need for worship leaders who can read music and communicate musical theory to worship performers. Whether you are just starting out or continuing your education in worship ministry, our online degree allows you to complete the program from your home or office without having to travel to campus.

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What Will You Learn in the Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques Online Program?

Throughout this degree program, you will research the beginnings of worship from biblical times to present-day and uncover current issues that shape the modern worship landscape. You will be trained to understand how the role of a worship leader fits into the local church through the context of scripture. In our online Master of Worship Studies degree in worship techniques, you can find answers to the questions you have about worship, equipping you to address those questions with your ministry team and church body as a whole.

Besides learning the practical application for worship, you will be prepared for the dynamics of a corporate worship setting, creating a worship culture, and collaboration within a leadership team. Your musical background will set you apart as you study how to use an expanding list of musical resources, analyze and use different styles of music, stay up-to-date with worship technology, and take optional instruction on worship conducting. When you graduate with a Master of Arts in Worship Studies degree in worship techniques, you will be refocused and renewed in your pursuit of biblical worship so you can come alongside any local church body and minister more effectively.

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M.A. in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete this online Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques Program in as little as 1.5 years.

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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 per credit hour for graduate courses 
  • 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Worship Studies Potential Career Options

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

Admission Requirements for the 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*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.