The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is a professional degree program that prepares men and women for specialized ministry in local churches. This degree is designed to provide students with a solid background in biblical studies combined with practical experience in the field of worship leadership.
Students will be able to…
|31980||Written Communication (if required)*||(2)|
|Master of Arts Core Studies||30|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||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|
|Worship Leadership Concentration||24|
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|40605||History of Christian Worship and Song||3|
|40610||Worship Ministry as Discipleship||3|
|40615||Guiding the Worship Ministry||3|
|40620||Worship Leadership and Design||3|
|40625||Leading Worship Ensembles||3|
|Worship and Music Electives2||6|
|Thesis Track (optional)3|
|Total Master of Arts in Worship Leadership Requirements||54|
|Written Communication (if required)||+2|
|Thesis Research and Writing (optional)||+2|
1Students in their first semester will have assessments in music theory, ear training, sight singing, and conducting. Students showing deficiencies in a skill will be required to take 50001 Worship Musicianship I and/or 50002 Worship Musicianship II. These courses may be counted as Worship and Music Electives.
2Students may choose from the following 3 hour or 1 hour electives: 40606 The Psalms and Christian Worship, 40635 Technology for Music & Worship Ministry, 40670 Songwriting for Worship Leaders, Private Music Study (1), or Worship Ensemble (1) with a max of four semesters.
3Students interested in doctoral studies have the option, in consultation with the department chair for Biblical Worship, to take the following courses: 25100 Introduction to Church History I and 25120 Introduction to Church History II and 40699 Thesis Research and Writing.
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