Liberty’s 100% online Doctor of Worship Studies – Leadership emphasizes practical application of worship studies to the ministry by providing theological, philosophical, and practical studies of music based on the demands of contemporary evangelical worship ministry. This degree equips students with the knowledge and expertise needed to function in a variety of music and worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community. The specialization in leadership additionally supports student’s management and organizational skillset to allow them to better lead in ministry organizations. This program targets career ministers of music or worship pastors who have first-hand ministry experience and want to better serve their congregations. This doctoral degree will also equip students to teach worship studies in a college or university setting, write professionally in worship studies topics, and to pursue leadership roles in worship-related fields such as Christian music publishing.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must have an accredited Master of Music degree or its equivalent.