Master of Church Music (M.C.M.)

Master of Church Music

The Master of Church Music degree is a graduate, professional degree designed to educate those called into church music ministry. Students will be raised to a higher level of musical performance, academic excellence, and ministerial competence.

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Program Requirements

Remedial/Prerequisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Master of Church Music Core Studies 33
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
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
Church Music and Worship Studies 34
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
40605 Psalms, Hymns, & 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
40670 Song Writing for Worship Leaders1 2
40680 Worship Band Lab: Guitar2 or 1 1/2
40681 Worship Band Lab: Keyboard2 or
40682 Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar2 or
40683 Worship Band Lab: Drum Set2
40688 Worship Choir Lab 1/2
40693 Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership 1/2
40694 Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends 1/2
41016 Integrative Seminar in Church Music and Worship 1
51660 Instrumental Transcription and Arranging 2
52600 Graduate Conducting 2
Ensembles (4 semesters)3 0
Major Applied Area (2 semesters) 4
Graduate Recital (55900, 57900 or 58920) 2
Total Master of Church Music 67
Written Communication (if required) +2


*See Written Communication Requirement here.

1Students 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.

2Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).

3Students will take Southern Chorale (50740) two of the four required semesters.

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