Worship Studies (D.W.S.) - Pastoral Counseling

Worship Studies (D.W.S.) - Pastoral Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Biblical & Theological Studies Courses
WRSP 801Theological and Historical Developments Influencing Corporate Worship3
WRSP 810Foundations of Christian Worship3
WRSP 835Theology, Philosophy and Methodology of Worship3
Advanced Worship Studies Courses
WRSP 820The Worship Leader3
WRSP 840Transitions in Leadership, Music, Worship, and Culture3
WRSP 845Pastoral Roles of the Worship Leader3
WRSP 846Growth, Development, and Spiritual Formation3
WRSP 851Community, Culture, and Relationship3
Pastoral Counseling Cognate
PACO 500Introduction to Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 509Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling3
PACO 603Premarital and Marital Counseling3
PACO 604Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling3
Research Studies Courses
WRSP 880Introduction to the Thesis Writing Project3
WRSP 889Thesis Project Proposal & Research 13
WRSP 890Thesis Project Defense3
Total Hours45


  • Students must complete 9 hours with a minimum grade of B in WRSP 502 History and Philosophy of Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 510 Biblical Foundations of Worship (3 c.h.) and WRSP 635 Building a Theology of Worship (3 c.h.) or their equivalents before the completion of 9 hours of DWS course work

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 45 hours
  • A minimum of 33 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University
  • A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 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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