Master of Arts in Worship

The Masters of Arts in Worship is designed for worship leaders who seek to deepen their understanding of authentic expression of faith and develop their leadership and creative abilities. Through graduate study in worship, theology, culture, leadership, and artistic skills, students will be prepared to plan and lead worship.

Entrance Requirement

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


M.A. in Worship students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.75 (B-).

Method of Study

The required courses in theological studies may be completed on campus or online. The required courses in worship studies are offered as hybrid-resident classes, with each course meeting for one week on campus with additional work online. Worship classes are offered during the winter break and summer term on a two-year rotation. The skill courses are taken on campus in conjunction with the hybrid-resident classes.

Worship Ministry Project

Following the completion of all course requirements for the Master of Arts in Worship, 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.

Time Limit

The Master of Arts in Worship 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.


Course Title Course Number Hours

Master of Arts in Worship

Theological Studies
Spiritual Formation I SPFMU 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFMU 3111 1
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Old Testament I or II OLDTS 3313 or 3323 3
New Testament I or II NEWTS 3313 or 3323 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total Theology Hours 20
Worship Studies
Biblical Foundations of Worship and Culture MUMIN 4213 3
Congregational Song: Ancient and Future MUMIN 4223 3
Dynamics of Worship and Philosophy MUMIN 4233 3
Worship Arts: Authentic Expressions and Faith MUMIN 4243 3
Worship Ministry Project MUMIN 4252 2
Skill Studies
Practicum: Administration and Finance in Ministry MUMIN 4601 1
Select one course: Select one:  
Practicum: Leading Small Vocal Ensembles in Worship MUMIN 4561 1
Practicum: Leading Small Instrumental Groups in Worship MUMIN 4571 1
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUMIN 4661 1
  Total Worship and Skill Hours 16
  Total Degree Hours 36