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.
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-).
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.
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. The project will conclude with a formal written report that will include the purpose, methods, data, analysis of the data, and conclusions drawn from the study.
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
|Spiritual Formation I||SPFMU 3101||1|
|Spiritual Formation II||SPFMU 3111||1|
|Systematic Theology I||SYSTH 3003||3|
|Systematic Theology II||SYSTH 3013||3|
|Great Themes of the Old Testament||OLDTS 3333||3|
|Great Themes of the New Testament||NEWTS 3333||3|
|Baptist Heritage||BPTST 3203||3|
|Total Theology Hours||17|
|Biblical Foundations of Worship and Culture||MUMIN 4213||3|
|Congregational Song: Ancient and Future||MUMIN 4224||4|
|Dynamics of Worship and Philosophy||MUMIN 4234||4|
|Worship Arts: Authentic Expressions and Faith||MUMIN 4243||3|
|Worship Ministry Project||MUMIN 4252||2|
|Practicum: Leading Instrumental Groups in Worship||MUMIN 4571||1|
|Practicum: Media and Staging||MUMIN 4581||1|
|Practicum: Financial Management in Music Ministry||MUMIN 4601||1|
|Total Worship and Skill Hours||19|
|Total Degree Hours||36|