Online Master of Arts in Worship Studies

  • Choose from two tracks: Pastoral/Preaching or Worship Leader
  • Estimated completion: As little as 18 months

The Master of Arts degree in Worship Studies is the first of its kind within the Assemblies of God and is a degree that can be completed in approximately two and a half years. The program is designed for worship leaders, music pastors, church musicians, lead pastors, associate pastors, missionaries, and laypersons interested in pursuing graduate studies in worship. It will focus on unchanging Biblical truth as a basis for assessing the appropriateness and usefulness of innovations and traditions in worship. The curriculum provides Evangelical and Pentecostal hermeneutic competencies for original research of the Scriptures.

Master of Arts in Worship Studies Program Setup

The degree is a total of 33 credits and can be completed in as little as 18 months entirely online. Each course is 3 credit hours for all tracks. The following are the program requirements:

WRS 500: Introduction to Worship Studies
WRS 505: Pentecostal Spirituality: Contemporary Pentecostal and Charismatic Worship
WRS 510: Biblical Foundations of Worship
WRS 515: Historical Foundations of Worship
WRS 520: Pastoring a Worship Community
WRS 525: Worship Leading
WRS 595: Worship Practicum
WRS 599: Capstone Applied Research Project

Additional requirements by track:

Pastoral/Preaching Track:
Any graduate level LED (Leadership) course offered by the college (3 credits)
Any graduate level THE (Theology) course offered by the college (3 credits)
WRS 545: The Senior Pastor – Lead Worshiper (3 credits)
Worship Leader Track:
Any graduate level LED (Leadership) course offered by the college (3 credits)
Any graduate level THE (Theology) course offered by the college (3 credits)
WRS 540: Developing and Leading the Worship Team (3 credits)

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