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Master of Arts in Communication/
Master of Arts in Worship Leadership
Dual Degree Program
Joanne Morgan, Ed.D., M.A. in Communication Program Director
Bob Brooks, D.M.A., , M.A. in Worship Leadership Program Director
The Master of Arts in Communication/Master of Arts in Worship Leadership dual degree program is designed to equip graduates with academic knowledge and professional skills related to the field of communication, which will enable them to provide effective servant leadership in educational, ministry, community, or professional organizations. In addition, graduates will gain a holistic study of Christian worship which will enable them to educate and lead today's church in the theological and practical dimensions of worship.
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
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.
M.A. IN WORSHIP LEADERSHIP PREREQUISITES
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.
M.A. IN COMMUNICATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies
||Advanced Communication Theory+
||Digital Media Communication
||Presentation Communication (S-L)*
||Communication Leadership for Groups
||Social Media and Communication
||Strategic Communication for Organizations
Select one course with approval of M.A. in Communication Academic Advisor.
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Worship Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum.
M.A. IN WORSHIP LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Leadership in Worship
||History of Worship Song
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
||Worship Through the Ages
||Christian History and Heritage
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
|Select one of the following:
||Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
|Six (6) hours of the M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Worship Leadership Required Curriculum.
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
+Prerequisite: COMA 6300 or permission of the Program Director.
||M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Worship Leadership Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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