Christian Worship (Ph.D.)

Christian Worship (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
WRSP 801Historical Developments of Christian Worship3
WRSP 805Foundations of Doctoral Research in Worship3
WRSP 810Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship3
WRSP 812Cultural Contextualization in Christian Worship3
WRSP 820History and Practice of Congregational Song3
WRSP 835Theology of Christian Worship3
WRSP 840Current Trends and Transitions in Christian Worship3
WRSP 845Philosophy of Music and Christian Worship3
WRSP 846Growth, Development, and Spiritual Formation3
WRSP 851Planning and Leading Christian Worship3
Total Hours30
Teaching in Higher Education Courses
MUSC 845The Role of the College Music Teacher3
Total Hours3
Elective Courses
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours9

Choose a 500-900 level course not already applying to the degree.

Research Courses
WRSP 915Quantitative Methods of Research3
or WRSP 917 Qualitative Methods of Research
Total Hours3
Dissertation Writing Courses
WRSP 987Dissertation I5
WRSP 988Dissertation II5
WRSP 989Dissertation III 15
WRSP 990Dissertation Defense 10
Total Hours15

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in WRSP 990 after completing WRSP 989 may be required, as determined by the student's thesis chair, to repeat WRSP 989 until deemed ready for enrollment in WRSP 990.

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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