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Master of Arts in Student Ministry and Master of Arts in Worship Leadership Dual Degree Program
Chris Shirley, Ph.D., M.A. in Student Ministry Program Director
Bob Brooks, D.M.A., M.A. in Worship Leadership Program Director
The Master of Arts in Student Ministry and the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership provides an attractive option for those students desiring excellence in Student Ministry and Worship Leadership. It will be particularly appealing for ministers who serve in both a student ministry and worship leadership role for their students. In addition, there are a number of dual ministry roles in churches where a minister serves as both the worship leader for the congregation as well as the student minister.
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry and the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership dual degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate level education that will prepare servant leaders with theological, practical, and leadership skills for student ministry and worship.
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
1Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institituion and do not count toward degree completion.
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.
| 18 hours
||M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership Required Courses
| 3 hours
||M.A. in Student Ministry Concentration
| 9 hours
||M.A. in Worship Leadership Concentration
||Total Dual Degree
CORE COURSES (18 Hours)
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY/M.A. in WORSHIP LEADERSHIP REQUIRED COURSES (18 hours)
ELECTIVE (3 Hours)
Select one course from the Graduate School of Ministry courses with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS:
Collegiate Ministry Concentration (12 Hours)
Youth Ministry Concentration (12 Hours)
M.A. WORSHIP LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (9 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Worship Leadership degree and complete the required courses.
2(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.