Worship Studies (M.A.)

Worship Studies (M.A.)

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
WRSP 501Principles of Worship and Ministry3
WRSP 510Biblical Foundations of Worship3
WRSP 650Bibliography & Research in Music & Worship3
Total Hours9
Worship Studies Courses
WRSP 502A History of Worship Music3
WRSP 520The Role of the Worship Leader3
WRSP 635Building a Theology of Worship3
Total Hours9
Elective Courses
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours9

Choose one of the following courses: ETHM 511, ETHM 512, ETHM 613, PACO 500, PACO 509, PACO 603, PACO 604, WMUS 515WMUS 524, WMUS 525, WMUS 526, WMUS 550, WMUS 600, WMUS 610, WMUS 630, WMUS 637, WMUS 638, WMUS 670, WRSP 540, WRSP 545, WRSP 631, WRSP 632, WRSP 641, WRSP 645, or WRSP 671.

Practical Skills in Worship Courses
Choose two of the following courses:6
Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader
Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship
Applied Music
Music Resources and Literature for Worship Leading
Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship
Principles of Worship Technology
Principles of Leadership for the Worship Leader
Current Issues in Worship
Global Worship
Building a Balanced Worship Ministry
The Role of the Pastor with the Worship Leader
Total Hours6
Research Studies Courses
WRSP 689Master's Thesis Proposal and Research3
WMUS 692Graduate Music and Worship Comprehensive Exam0
Choose one of the following Courses:0
Music and Worship Ministry Project 1
Worship Lecture Recital 1
Thesis 1
Total Hours3

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in their choice of WMUS 687, WMUS 691, or WRSP 690 after completing WRSP 689 may be required to repeat WRSP 689 until deemed ready for enrollment in WMUS 687, WMUS 691, or WRSP 690.

All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 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
  • 2.0 GPA
  • 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 Online Format

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