Liberty University

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Music and Worship is designed to provide a number of advanced courses that strengthen the student’s music foundations and worship studies knowledge. In addition, the program should enhance the student’s leadership expertise so that they may lead others in a variety of worship settings. Upon completion of the program students may find careers as a contemporary christian artist, minister of music, worship pastor, or director of worship technology.

Each full-time credit costed the student $490 during the 2013-2014 academic school year. Most of the program’s courses may be completed entirely online; however, students will also be required to complete four on-campus intensives. Intensives are one-week long, accelerated courses that offer students an opportunity to work with students and instructors within a variety of workshops and classes.

The program requires students to complete a total of 45 credits. The credit requirement may be fulfilled through the completion of 9 Foundational Studies Courses, 18 Music Studies Courses, 15 Worship Studies Courses, and 3 Research Studies Courses credits. Some of the Worship Studies Courses are The Role of the Worship Leader, Building a Balanced Worship Ministry, and The Dynamics of Corporate Worship.

Students can only apply two grades of C towards the completion of the degree. No grades of D or lower may be used to fulfill degree requirements. Students may transfer a maximum of 12 credits from a previous accredited institution to the program.

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    Students must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree within either music, worship, or other related field. The degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.    

    Students may substitute either degree with a minimum of five years of music ministry experience.

    Students must have graduated from the previous bachelor’s or master’s program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

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    Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Academic Support at (434) 592-5417 or; Director of Disability Academic Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or; Title IX Coordinator at (434) 582-8948 or