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Master of Arts in Worship Leadership
Robert R. Brooks, D.M.A., Director


The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership is a unique program designed to engage worship leaders in a holistic study of Christian worship in order to educate the Church both individually and corporately in the theological and practical dimensions of worship. The program provides "worship leaders"— whether they are pastoral, educational, music, student (youth), or otherwise—a sound theological, transformational, and practical program for worship foundation and practice.


Why DBU's M.A. in Worship Leadership?

The Master of Arts in Worship Leadership degree provides today's worship leaders with a biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation in worship.  This unique program of study, grounded in the truths of Christian worship, equips worship leaders to effectively lead in experiential and transformational worship for today's church.


Student Testimonial

“After more than 30 years in the ministry, I thought I had focused on the essence of ministry, but my M.A. in Worship Leadership broadened my view and better prepared me for ministry .” - Sarah Stafford

"I am a different person after having the privilege of studying in the M. A. in Worship Leadership program at DBU.  God literally transformed my life through the program.  I have been truly blessed to experience a tremendous exposure to new ideas and different bodies of knowledge, and the amazing care that has been taken to disciple me and compassionately oversee my spiritual development.  The men and women who have led our classroom settings are folks I will trust and lean on for the rest of my life.  These mentors, friends, and co-servants in the kingdom have been used by God to pour into me the tools, the knowledge, and the wisdom that have and will continue to build in me the building blocks for discipleship, caring for souls, and worship leadership in music.  The most rewarding thing that I have experienced is that I am closer to and more in love with Jesus after my time at DBU."  - David Gentiles

"God has shown me a great deal about myself through the M. A. in Worship Leadership program.  One of the great things about this degree is that it’s only 36 hours, so I will be able to finish without having to take summer and winter classes. One great benefit to this degree is that I always have a choice between taking a class online, in class, or in a hybrid format.  This means the degree works with my schedule and allows me to have a life outside of school (which every grad student needs).  I’m thankful for all of these things and am excited to finally walk across the stage and receive my master’s degree!" -Katie Curry


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