Masters Degree In Music Worship Music
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024

Get Equipped with the Tools You Need for Success in Music Ministry

Imagine a career where you can do ministry using your passion for music. At Liberty, choosing to pursue our Master of Arts in Music and Worship can help you take the next step towards that goal. Develop the technical and spiritual skill set you need to stand out in the competitive music industry.

Our program focuses on training students to serve Christ with their musical ability. One of the cornerstone principles of this degree is teaching you how to develop relationships between the worship leader, staff, singers, instrumentalists, pastor, and congregation. By understanding how these dynamics work, you can help achieve harmony in your ministry.

Not only that but by choosing the worship music studies concentration, you can gain vital experience with state-of-the-art equipment and music software. The ability to work on stage and behind the scenes can allow greater career opportunities and increase your marketability. Get ready to develop your theology, technical skill, and scriptural applications with our master’s degree in music and worship.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Worship Music Studies Master’s Degree?

Choosing Liberty means partnering with a school that provides limitless opportunity for professional and spiritual growth. Join a student body that has made a difference in the music industry. From state and regional competition winners to award-winning songwriters, our graduate music students are a big part of why our School of Music has been so successful.

With years of experience in the music industry and degrees from Liberty University and other prestigious music schools in the nation, our team of professors exhibits a high level of musical expertise. From vocalists to violinists, our faculty have spent years refining their talent and performing worldwide. Our entire faculty use their talents to honor God.

If you are looking for a master’s degree that develops both your talent and your faith, look no further. Our degree in worship music studies can help equip you for whatever career or ministry goal you feel God is leading you towards. Let us come alongside you for each step of the journey ahead.

What Will You Learn in Our Music and Worship – Worship Music Studies Degree?

The core curriculum of our music and worship degree allows you to analyze the historical differences in music literature and practice, from the Old Testament through the modern period. You can also learn how to apply various melodic concepts and music forms to contemporary worship, including jazz and extended harmonies, as you study advanced music theory.

By specializing your degree in worship music studies, you can develop advanced skills for arranging vocal and instrumental ensembles and learn how to score for praise bands and orchestras. You can also become proficient in the use of various recording software and state-of-the-art music equipment. By focusing on both your talent and your ability to lead behind the scenes, you can set yourself apart to future employers.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

WMUS 525 – Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship

WMUS 610 – Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship

WMUS 630 – Principles of Worship Technology

WRSP 635 – Building a Theology of Worship

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Highlights of Our Master’s in Music and Worship Degree

  • Nearly a 100% job placement rate for our recent residential graduate students.
  • We offer exceptional opportunities for our students including our 2.2 million dollar state-of-the-art recording studio and songwriting labs. In partnership with the Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music, students also have the opportunity to have their original music published before they graduate!
  • Designated as an “All Steinway” school.
  • Liberty University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is regionally accredited by SACSCOC.
  • Full-time faculty with degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation.
  • Our students have produced albums that have been nominated for awards with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove award-winning Christian artists and songwriters.

Worship Music Studies Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Worship Music Studies Graduates

  • Concert ministry program director
  • Director of worship technology
  • Minister of music
  • Music and worship evangelist
  • Worship leader or pastor

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
  • Completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in one of the following areas: bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or Music & Worship
  • 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing