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 MDiv Worship Leadership track students will be required to take a placement exam in music theory. If competence is not demonstrated on the placement exam 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.

Options for the Program:

  • On-Campus

At a Glance

  • 70

    mdiv hours

  • 15

    worship leadership hours

  • 85

    total hours

Program Courses


  • MUS 6500 – Musical Styles in Western Culture 3 semester hr(s).
  • MUS 7678 – Workshop in Music Ministry 3 semester hr(s).
  • PHI 6520 – Christianity, Culture and the Arts 3 semester hr(s).
  • PMN 6575 – Technology for Ministry 3 semester hr(s).

Have more questions? Connect with our MDiv Admissions counselor.