MDiv in Worship Leadership

Worship Ministry

The Worship Leadership track equips students to provide biblical leadership in the worship ministry of the local church.

All general admissions requirements for the seminary must be met. An undergraduate music degree is not required, though a certain proficiency in music is required to complete the degree. The student’s proficiency in music will be evaluated by the faculty for the purpose of recommending an individualized program of study.
Entering students will be required to take a placement exam in music theory. If competency is not demonstrated on the placement exam or within the first semester after admission, the student’s advisor will recommend the appropriate courses to address deficiencies.
As part of the worship leadership track, students must also demonstrate the skills necessary to lead worship through music, including (1) vocal skills for leading congregational singing and (2) instrumental skills in guitar or piano. Instruction is available to prepare for competency and to further develop musical skills for worship leadership.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core, 15 hours in the area of worship leadership.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • PMN 6540 - The Ministry of Worship
  • PMN 6541 - Worship Leadership
  • THE 7510 - The Doctrine of Worship
  • MUS 6500 - Musical Styles in Western Culture
  • PHI 6520 - Christianity, Culture and the Arts
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Become a worship leader or pastor of a congregation
  • Write lyrics/music for music industry
  • Write curriculum for teaching how to worship
  • Teach music in a Christian educational setting

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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