Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worship Leadership

The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Worship Leadership is designed for persons who wish to prepare for worship and church music ministry positions but who desire a more extensive biblical, historical, and theological focus. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Worship Leadership

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
40640 Worship Resources 1
40670 Song Writing for Worship Leaders 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
41016  Integrative Seminar 1
Applied Concentration (Two semesters and a worship project) 4
Ensembles (Four semesters) 0
Total Worship Leadership Concentration Requirements 18

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.

Master of Divinity Core

The core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the Billy Graham School. The concentration in Worship Leadership requires this edited version of the core.

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses (8)
20400 Elementary Hebrew1 (3)
22400 Elementary Greek1 (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required)2 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 45
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis or 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis
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 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
28500 Worldview and Apologetics 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missions, Evangelism and Ministry 15
30000 Christian Preaching or 3
45400 Christian Teaching3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Worship Leadership Field Education 1
40693 Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership 1/2
40694 Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends 1/2
Total Master of Divinity, Worship Leadership Requirements 88

1Elementary Language courses may be counted as free elective courses for Billy Graham School students.

2See Written Communication Requirement here.

3Course 30000 is reserved for, but not required of, men.

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