Program Overview

The Master of Practical Theology in Worship Degree from The King’s University is designed for practitioners of the Christian faith who seek the education necessary to effectively lead a congregation, regardless of the setting. Focusing on biblical language studies, theology, history, music, and the importance of context in modern worship, this program aims to produce well rounded and empathetic leaders. The two-year program provides flexibility for working individuals, allowing students to design a program, in conjunction with advisors and professors, that best reflects their goals or calling. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministry anywhere.

In order to complete this Master’s program, students must complete a total of 92 overall credits in what is normally a two-year sequence. Of these required hours, 18 are devoted to topics in Biblical Studies, with courses in Biblical Hermeneutics, the Old and New Testaments, and Exegetical Principles; and 18 to the area of Theological and Historical Studies, with courses in Christian Theology, History of the Modern and Early Churches, and Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Of the remaining credits, 6 go to Biblical electives, 6 to Theological electives, 6 to Resource Studies, 8 to the Practices of Ministry Studies, and a final 30 to Music and Worship electives. Courses for these sections vary depending on the student’s specific goals and are chosen with the help of an advisor.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission

    The King’s University is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools at the Category IV level and by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.


    Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and a minimum 2.0 overall GPA.


    Distance students (75+ miles away) must complete at least 45 credits on-site.

    School Overview

    The King's University is a four-year private school located in Vans Nuys, California, near Los Angeles, California. The school was founded as a Pentecostal Charismatic college by Pastor Jack Hayford.

    King's University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Online classes are offered at King’s University to provide convenience to those with busy lifestyles or who can’t make it onto campus. Online courses span six weeks with two online sessions offered each quarter. Students desiring a Masters degree may take half to two-thirds of their courses online but must complete a prescribed number of courses on-ground to graduate.


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