Music & Worship (M.A.) - Conducting

Music & Worship (M.A.) - Conducting

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. 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 Techniques3
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
Conducting Concentration
MUSC 560Ensemble Pedagogy1
MUSC 560Ensemble Pedagogy1
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
WMUS 515Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader3
WMUS 516Advanced Graduate Conducting3
WMUS 525Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship3
WMUS 550Applied Music3
WMUS 670Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy3
Total Hours18
Research Studies Courses
WRSP 689Master's Thesis Proposal and Research 13
WMUS 692Graduate Music and Worship Comprehensive Exam0
Choose one of the following:0
Music and Worship Ministry Project 2
Worship Lecture Recital 2,3
Thesis 2
Total Hours3

Any student who needs to enroll in WRSP 689 more than three times must seek School of Music Administration approval


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 each semester until deemed ready for enrollment in WMUS 687, WMUS 690 or WRSP 690


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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
MUSC 524 Analytical Techniques 3
WRSP 501 Principles of Worship and Ministry 3
WRSP 510 Biblical Foundations of Worship 3
Second Semester
MUSC 589 Graduate Ensemble 1
WRSP 502 A History of Worship Music 3
WMUS 525 Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship 3
Second Year
First Semester
WMUS 515 Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader 1 3
WMUS 550 Applied Music 3
MUSC 560 Ensemble Pedagogy 1
Second Semester
MUSC 560 Ensemble Pedagogy 1
WRSP 520 The Role of the Worship Leader 3
WMUS 516 Advanced Graduate Conducting 3
Third Year
First Semester
WRSP 650 Bibliography & Research in Music & Worship 3
WMUS 670 Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy 3
Second Semester
WRSP 540 Current Issues in Worship 3
WRSP 689 Master's Thesis Proposal and Research 3
WMUS 692 Graduate Music and Worship Comprehensive Exam 0
Research Studies Elective 2 0
 Total Hours42

Intensive Format optional


Choose from WMUS 687, 691, or WRSP 690

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