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M.A. in Christian Ministry and M.A. in Worship Studies
Tom Vann, Ph.D.,, M.A. in Christian Ministry Acting Program Director
Bob Brooks, D.M.A., M.A. in Worship Studies Program Director
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Master of
Arts in Worship Studies dual degree program is to provide
Christ-centered graduate level education that will equip servant leaders
for excellence in service in the fields of Christian Ministry and Worship Studies. The M.A. in Christian Ministry will focus on the
interdisciplinary, theological, and practical nature of ministry
preparation in general, while the M.A. in Worship Studies will focus on
the essentials of worship leadership theory and practice in the 21st
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.
Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation
3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent course from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.
Required Shared Curriculum - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
||Christian History and Heritage
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
|Elective - Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours(excluding prerequisites)
||Foundations of Christian Ministry
||Shepherding in the 21st Century
|Select a M.A. in Christian Ministry 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
|(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)
M.A. IN WORSHIP STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||History of Worship Song
||Worship Life: Education and Administration
||Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
|Select a M.A. in Worship Studies 9-hour track* and complete the required courses.
|(Tracks are listed on the single degree plan.)
*Admission to the Worship Leader Track is by audition only in consultation with the Program Director.
The Worship Praxis courses are offered in an intensive format on the DBU main campus..
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
||Required Shared Curriculum
| 18 hours
||M.A. in Christian Ministry Required Curriculum
| 28 hours
||M.A. in Worship Studies Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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