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M.A. in Christian Ministry and M.A. in Worship Studies
Jon Choi, Ph.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry and 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.
Admission into the Master of Arts in Worship Studies program is by audition only in consultation with the Program Director.
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
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent course from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams 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.
Students may choose any concentration in the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree, except the Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration.
|(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)
|Student must select different concentrations for each degree.
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 three courses (9 hours) from the Worship Praxis Course options listed on the single degree plan and complete the required courses.
*(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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