Music & Worship (M.A.) - Worship Music Studies

Music & Worship (M.A.) - Worship Music Studies

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. 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
WMUS 524Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader 13
WRSP 510Biblical Foundations of Worship3
WRSP 650Bibliography & Research in Music & Worship3
Total Hours9
Worship Studies Courses
WRSP 501The Dynamics of Corporate Worship3
WRSP 502History and Philosophy of Worship3
WRSP 520The Role of the Worship Leader3
WRSP 530Principles of Leadership for the Worship Leader3
or WRSP 540 Current Issues in Worship
Total Hours12
Worship Music Studies Concentration
WMUS 515Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader 13
WMUS 525Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship3
WMUS 610Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship3
WMUS 630Principles of Worship Technology3
WRSP 635Building a Theology of Worship3
WMUS 600Music Resources and Literature for Worship Leading3
or WMUS 670 Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy
Total Hours18
Research Studies Courses
WMUS 692Graduate Music and Worship Comprehensive Exam0
Choose three hours from the following:
Music and Worship Ministry Project 1
Worship Program Recital 1
Thesis 1
Graduate Worship Internship
Total Hours0

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 & Online Format

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