Music & Worship (M.A.) - Commercial Music Performance

Music & Worship (M.A.) - Commercial Music Performance

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Foundational Studies Courses
MUSC 524Analytical Techniques 13
WRSP 510Biblical Foundations of Worship3
WRSP 650Bibliography & Research in Music & Worship3
Total Hours9
Worship Studies Courses
WRSP 501Principles of Worship and Ministry3
WRSP 502A History of Worship Music3
WRSP 520The Role of the Worship Leader3
WRSP 540Current Issues in Worship3
Total Hours12
Commercial Music Performance Concentration
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
WMUS 515Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader 13
WMUS 525Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship3
WMUS 550Applied Music3
WMUS 550Applied Music3
WMUS 670Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy3
Total Hours18

Students must successfully complete the Graduate Conducting Assessment or enroll in and successfully complete WMUS 514 Basic Conducting (3 c.h.) as a prerequisite to WMUS 515 Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader (3 c.h.).

Research Studies Courses
WRSP 689Master's Thesis Proposal and Research3
WMUS 692Graduate Music and Worship Comprehensive Exam0
Choose one of the following:0
Music and Worship Ministry Project 1
Worship Lecture Recital 1,2
Thesis 1
Total Hours3

Any student who will not be able to complete and defend his/her thesis, ministry project or lecture recital in the course of a single semester may be required to repeat WRSP 689 Master's Thesis Proposal and Research (3 c.h.) each semester until deemed ready for enrollment in WMUS 687 Music and Worship Ministry Project (0-3 c.h.), WMUS 690 Worship Program Recital (3 c.h.) or WRSP 690 Thesis (0,3 c.h.)


Recommended for students in the Conducting Concentration and the Commercial Music Performance Concentration

All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 42 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours 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 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident Format

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