Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary's Master of Arts in Worship Studies with a concentration in Ethnomusicology prepares musicians and worship leaders to become missionaries–or musical ambassadors–in various cultural settings. Studying the biblical and theological foundations of worship, you will develop a strong Christian worldview and explore the role of music and art within various cultures. The program includes training in biblical leadership techniques, pastoral–staff relations, the varying roles of the worship leader and the ongoing relationship to global worship.
You will study qualitative and quantitative research methods applicable to a variety of worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community. Courses are taught by today's top Christian leaders in worship music, song writing and arranging, including Al Denson (worship leader/CCM artist/songwriter), Rick Muchow (worship pastor, Saddleback Community Church), Todd Bell (worship pastor/producer, Prestonwood Baptist Church) and Mark Harris (worship leader/song writer/band member of 4Him).
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|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||Only courses and degrees from regionally accredited
institutions or those accredited by other accrediting agencies
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACS,
TRACS, AABC, etc.) will be evaluated for transfer credit.
Applicants must request that official transcripts be sent directly from
the Registrar(s) of the previous school(s) to the Office of
Admissions. These transcripts must be received before an admission
decision will be made.
Credit will be accepted for those courses that are equivalent to
courses offered at Liberty in which applicants have made a grade of
C or better. Transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office under
the guidelines established by the Senate Committee on Academic
and Admissions Standards.
Undergraduate credit may be allowed for courses completed at
military service schools if this credit is recommended in A Guide to
the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
(ACE Guide). The work must also be applicable to the student’s
program of study.
Internship credit is not transferable.