The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is a professional degree program that prepares persons for specialized ministry in local church worship leadership and is designed to provide the student a solid background in biblical studies and Christian life and thought, combined with a core of studies in the field of worship leadership. The program integrates theology with discipleship, worship, and leadership. Graduates of this program will be prepared for ministries in local church worship leadership and music ministry.

The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is now available in a new Professional Track delivery model that allows students to study online throughout the year and attend a 2 week summer intensive for 3 summers. The Professional Track program is specifically designed for worship leaders with 7 or more years of local church experience.


Remedial/Prerequisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required) (2)
42490 Cooperative Program (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies (29 hours)
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
25100 Introduction to Church History I or
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 2
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry (6 hours)
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
35040 Introduction to Family Ministry 3
Worship Leadership Studies (26 hours)
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
40605 Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 2
40610 Discipling Music Ministry I 2
40615 Discipling Music Ministry II 2
40620 Worship Leadership and Design 2
40625 Vocal Ensemble Leadership 2
40630 Worship Band Techniques 2
40635 Technology for Music and Worship Ministry 2
40680 Worship Band Lab: Guitar1 1/2
40681 Worship Band Lab: Keyboard1 1/2
40682 Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar1 1/2
40683 Worship Band Lab: Drum Set1 1/2
40693 Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership 1
40694 Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends 1
41016 Integrative Seminar 1
Applied Concentration (2 semesters/project) 4
Ensembles (4 semesters)2 0
Total Hours: MA in Worship Leadership (61)

1Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).
2Students will take Southern Chorale (50740) two of the four required semesters.