Offered as a fully-online degree, the Masters of Arts in Worship Leadership is designed for worship leaders who seek to deepen their understanding of authentic expressions of faith and develop their leadership and creative abilities. Through graduate study in worship, theology, culture, leadership, and music, students will be prepared to serve the local church in the area of music and worship ministry.
A student in the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership program may transfer to the Master of Music in Worship Leadership at any time with all completed credits applying toward the new degree.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
The courses in theological studies may be completed on campus or online. The courses in worship studies are offered online in eight-week intensives throughout the year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, Summer B).
Master of Arts in Worship Leadership students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00.
The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership degree must be completed within a period of five years from the time of admission. Extensions may be granted to students who are serving in an international mission field.
Following the completion of all course requirements for the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership, students will meet with a faculty supervisor to design, conduct, and complete a worship ministry project. Depending on the student’s goals, the project may be a practical ministry project or a formal research thesis.