Masters Degree In Music And Worship Music
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 24, 2020

Become a Professional Worship Leader with Liberty’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies

Your love for worship can go beyond a once a week Sunday morning service. Take your passion and turn it into a career with a master’s degree in worship studies from Liberty! We offer this graduate degree in worship studies to allow students like you to get on track for an exciting career in worship ministry.

At Liberty, we take music seriously. Our School of Music is the seventh largest school of music in the nation, and our Center for Worship has been voted “Best of the Best in Higher Education” six years in a row by Worship Leader Magazine. If you love music as much as we do, partner with us and see your career goals realized.

Your success is our success. Our professors are excited to pour their years of industry experience into you, providing academic and spiritual mentorship as they pray for you throughout your studies. With our mission to Train Champions for Christ, we are so thankful for our faculty who make it possible to equip and train musicians like you to make a difference for Christ around the globe.

Get excited about your future in worship studies. Why wait? A rewarding career in a field you love is calling!

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

Your career in worship and ministry leadership starts right here at Liberty! Our campus houses a 141,000-square-foot Center for Worship with countless rehearsal rooms, Mac labs, and a $2.2 million recording studio. Gain the hands-on experience you need to enter your field with confidence.

As a student, you will have access to all of these resources, as well as our Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company. Many of our graduates have gone on to become award-winning Christian artists and songwriters using the skills they developed on our industry-standard equipment. Thanks to our incredible faculty, all of whom have advanced degrees and years of experience in their related field, and our state of the art facilities, our recent residential School of Music graduate students have seen a 100% job placement!

Take advantage of our award-winning School of Music and walk away with a degree that means more. All of our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This means you can rest assured that employers and churches across the nation will recognize the caliber of your degree.

What Will You Learn in Our M.A. in Worship Studies?

Gain a better understanding of the theology, cultural influencers, and historical events that have laid the foundation for contemporary worship. As a master’s student in worship studies, you will examine doctrine with an emphasis on Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, and the Church as a whole. This will better prepare you to use your worship leadership position to spread the gospel.

Our worship studies courses highlight the dynamics of corporate worship. These dynamic influences contain a multitude of areas of influence, from personal to historical to professional to corporate and local church ministry. By the end of your time studying these concepts, you will be able to complete an honest personal assessment of your responsibility to music, preaching, and ministry.

All of our courses are designed to bring out your greatest ministry potential. Let us come alongside you to help ensure you get the most out of your graduate studies. Check out our featured courses below for more information about the type of classes you will be taking!

Featured Courses

THEO 530 – Systematic Theology II

WRSP 501 – The Dynamics of Corporate Worship

WRSP 510 – Biblical Foundations of Worship

WMUS 610 – Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship

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Potential Careers
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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 four available specializations:



Worship Techniques

Highlights of Our Master’s in Worship Studies Degree

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Our 141,000-square-foot Center for Worship has been voted “Best of the Best in Higher Education” six years in a row by Worship Leader Magazine.
  • We offer a $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company for our students to use!
  • We are a designated “All Steinway” school.
  • We are currently the nation’s seventh largest school of music.
  • You will have access to 45 full-time faculty degreed 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.
  • We have seen a 100% job placement rate for our recent residential graduate students.

Worship Studies Master’s Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 42 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
  • This program falls under the School of Music
  • View the course catalog for additional information

Career Opportunities for Worship Studies Graduates

  • Choir director
  • Director of worship ministries
  • Minister of music
  • Missionary
  • Professor
  • Program director for contemporary worship
  • Vocational worship leader
  • Worship 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 graduation application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing