MA Worship Studies Worship Techniques Program
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Aug 19, 2024

Increase Your Skills and Techniques with Liberty’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques!

Do you want to gain new technical skills, musical abilities, and a deeper understanding of leadership methods for your worship ministry? Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques degree provides advanced training in the best practices behind contemporary worship music theory and some of the technical aspects behind recording and creating contemporary worship music.

In our School of Music, we have the resources and expertise to teach you how to be successful in your worship ministry. As you pursue your worship studies degree, you can have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in our Center for Worship.

Partner with us to develop not only your worship and music skills, but expand your knowledge of the industry and resources available to you in your career. You can fulfill your passion for reaching people with the gospel while using your abilities to teach and preach to God’s people. Get started today because a rewarding career in a field you love is calling.

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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 Master of Arts in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques?

Your career in worship and the music industry starts right here at Liberty. Our campus houses a Center for Worship with countless rehearsal rooms, Mac labs, and a $2.2 million recording studio. As a worship studies student, you can 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. 

An accredited degree is a plus for your résumé and your future. We know accreditation matters, so we’ve worked hard to achieve accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). With all of our amazing resources, learning opportunities, and accredited programs, you can find success in worship and music careers.

What Will You Learn in Our MA in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques?

As a master’s student in worship studies, you can examine doctrine and theology with an emphasis on Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, and the role of the church as a whole. You can pair this training with an exploration of worship techniques and best practices so that you are better prepared to present the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our worship studies courses highlight the role and responsibilities of a worship leader. The relationship you have with your pastor, staff members, and worship team members set the tone for the worship experience. Forming and maintaining a cohesive worship team provides a firm foundation for the vision of your church and plays a vital role in its connection to the individual worshiper.

Our worship techniques specialization provides the training and resources you need to build worship programs, instrumental and choral ensembles, all in traditional and non-traditional worship settings. You can evaluate audio, visual, software, and musical resources used for a contemporary Christian music ensemble. In addition, you can study the history of melodic concepts and how the music of the past has influenced present-day worship practices.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

WRSP 510 – Biblical Foundations of Worship

WRSP 520 – The Role of the Worship Leader

WMUS 524 – Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader

WMUS 600 – Music Resources & Literature for Worship Leading

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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master’s in Worship Studies – Worship Techniques 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 Studies – Worship Techniques Master’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Worship Studies – Worship Techniques Graduates

  • Director of worship and drama
  • Minister of music
  • Music and family minister
  • Worship pastor
  • Program director for contemporary worship

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 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
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing