General Description and Program Goals

The Master of Arts in Worship Studies provides training in the knowledge and practice of Christian worship from diverse perspectives – theological, historical, missiological, and ministerial. Students will be equipped for effective leadership in promoting worship experience in diverse styles through this program designed primarily for current and future worship leaders/pastors, worship educators, evangelists/missionaries, etc.


The goals of the Master of Arts in Worship Studies program are to:

  • To prepare students for professional worship ministries


Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • A biblical and theological foundation understanding. (Biblical/theological foundation)
  • Personal and spiritual maturity as a church leader. (Leadership and spiritual formation)
  • A theological and historical understanding of worship. (theological/historical worship understanding)
  • Effective leadership skills in worship ministry. (Worship Leadership formation)
  • The ability to design and lead corporate worship. (Worship ministry/practice)


Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Master of Arts in Worship Studies program, the student is required to have completed a minimum of 40 semester credits of course work with a 2.5 GPA or above. At least 20 credits must be completed at World Mission University.


Course Titles and Level

All courses at the Master level are numbered 500 – 699. Course descriptions are provided in this catalog.


Degree Requirements (40 Credits)

The MA in Worship Studies requires 40 semester credits of course work comprising 6 semester credits of Biblical/Theological studies, 6 semester credits of leadership and spiritual formation, 12 credits of worship theology and history, and 12 credits of worship ministry and leadrship.