Advanced Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership

The Advanced Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worship Leadership is an accelerated professional degree program for students who have a baccalaureate or Master of Arts degree in religion or biblical studies.

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Program Requirements

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (if required) (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (if required) (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required)1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 30
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27800 Theology of the Old Testament 3
27820 Theology of the New Testament 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Advanced Elective in Church History 3
Advanced Electives in Christian Theology 6
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 18
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
33820 Introduction to Church Planting or 3
36550 Introduction to Church Revitalization
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Worship Leadership Concentration 25
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
40670 Song Writing for Worship Leaders2 2
40680 Worship Band Lab: Guitar3 1/2
40681 Worship Band Lab: Keyboard3 1/2
40682 Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar3 1/2
40683 Worship Band Lab: Drum Set3 1/2
40693 Worship Leadership Field Ed: Leadership 1/2
40694 Worship Leadership Field Ed: Current Trends 1/2
41016 Integrative Seminar in Church Music & Worship 1
Applied Concentration (2 Semesters & worship project) 4
Ensembles4 (4 semesters) 0
Total Advanced Master of Divinity in Worship Leadership Requirements 73
Written Communication (if required) +2
Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
Elementary Greek (if required) +3

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

2Students may choose one of the following courses 40636 Recording Techniques for Worship Leaders, 40670 Songwriting for Worship Leaders, or 41090 Congregational Song in World Cultures.

3Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a Level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).

4A minimum of two semesters of Ensembles must be Southern Chorale.

Admissions Requirements

Students who are interested in this program must consult the Billy Graham School Department Chair for Biblical Worship.

The Advanced Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worship Leadership is an accelerated professional degree program for students who:

  • Have a baccalaureate or Master of Arts degree in religion or biblical studies.
  • Have at least a 3.0 college grade point average.
  • Have completed at least six hours at the introductory level in Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Church History, and Systematic Theology (or five hours at the introductory level plus three hours at an advanced level in each of these subjects).
  • Have submitted an acceptable 12-20 page research paper.

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