Worship Studies (M.A.)

Worship Studies (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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
Choose two of the following:6
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Total Hours12
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
Elective 13
Total Hours12

Choose from the following courses not already applying to the degree: ETHM 511 Introduction to Ethnomusicology (3 c.h.), ETHM 512 Field of Ethnomusicology (3 c.h.), ETHM 613 Applied Ethnomusicology (3 c.h.), PACO 500 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling (3 c.h.), PACO 509 Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling (3 c.h.), PACO 603 Premarital and Marital Counseling (3 c.h.), PACO 604 Crisis Intervention in Pastoral Counseling (3 c.h.), WMUS 515 Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader (3 c.h.), WMUS 516 Advanced Graduate Conducting (3 c.h.), WMUS 524 Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader (3 c.h.), WMUS 525 Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques for Worship (3 c.h.), WMUS 526 Songwriting Seminar (3 c.h.), WMUS 550 Applied Music (3 c.h.), WMUS 600 Music Resources and Literature for Worship Leading (3 c.h.), WMUS 610 Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship (3 c.h.), WMUS 630 Principles of Worship Technology (3 c.h.), WMUS 637 Technology and Media for Worship (3 c.h.), WMUS 638 Ableton Live for Contemporary Worship (3 c.h.), WMUS 670 Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy (3 c.h.), WRSP 540 Current Issues in Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 545 Global Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 631 Spiritual Formation for Leading African American Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 632 Emerging Issues in African American Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 641 Team Building in African American Worship (3 c.h.), WRSP 645 The Role of the Pastor with the Worship Leader (3 c.h.), or WRSP 671 God's People and the History of African American Worship (3 c.h.).

Practical Skills in Worship Courses
WMUS 610Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship3
WRSP 540Current Issues in Worship3
Choose one of the following:3
Principles of Worship Technology
Principles of Leadership for the Worship Leader
Building a Balanced Worship Ministry
The Role of the Pastor with the Worship Leader
Total Hours9

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
  • 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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