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Master of Arts in Communication/
Master of Arts in Worship Studies
Dual Degree Program
Carter Willis, M.A. in Communication Program Director
Jon Choi, Ph.D., M.A. in Worship Studies Program Director
The Master of Arts in Communication/Master of Arts in Worship Studies 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
Admission into the M.A. 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.
M.A. IN WORSHIP STUDIES PREREQUISITES
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.
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.
M.A. IN WORSHIP STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
+Prerequisite: COMA 6300.
||M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Worship Studies Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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