Liberty’s 100% online Doctor of Worship Studies – Pastoral Counseling provides students with a balanced approach to worship ministry that includes studies of theology, biblical worship, and counseling 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 pastoral counseling also equips students to provide biblical counseling ministry to their congregations as well as to approach worship with discipleship and spiritual growth. This program targets career ministers of music or worship pastors who have first-hand ministry experience and want to better serve their congregations while growing in their individual and congregational discipleship skills. 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.