Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Worship Studies – Songwriting is designed to help students expand worship music options in the local church and in the broader Christian music industry. Through this program, students can develop the technical, creative, and musical skills needed to write new worship songs that help draw people closer to the Lord. This program is a great option for those looking to pursue new opportunities in church worship ministry or in the music industry. Topics of study include the history of worship music, the role of the worship leader, and methods for building a theology of worship. Additionally, students will explore principles of worship technology and take applied music courses designed to help strengthen their hands-on musical skills. By pursuing the songwriting specialization, students can become better equipped to compose songs and lyrics that inspire congregations and broaden the reach of their church’s music ministry. Because Liberty is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), students can be confident that this degree program has met rigorous academic standards. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as arrangers, composers, lyricists, songwriters, worship leaders, and worship pastors.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)