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Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Worship Leadership
Dual Degree Program
Jim Lemons, Ph.D., M.A. in Theological Studies Acting Program Director
Bob Brooks, D.M.A., M.A. in Worship Leadership Program Director
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Master of Arts in Worship Leadership dual degree program provides Christ-centered graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for Christian ministry. Students will have opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the areas of worship leadership ministries; and in biblical, historical, theological, and practical ministry studies. By educating their minds and kindling their hearts in a manner that promotes a life of service for Christ's kingdom, students will have opportunity to combine classical graduate theological education with practical ministry training.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
*Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution 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 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.
||Shared Required Courses
| 9 hours
| 6 hours
||M.A. in Worship Leadership Controlled Electives
| 3 hours
||M.A. in Theological Studies Concentration
| 9 hours
||M.A. in Worship Leadership Concentration
||Total Dual Degree
SHARED REQUIRED COURSES (15 Hours)
REQUIRED COURSES (9 Hours)
||Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
||New Testament Literature and Interpretation
||Leadership in Worship
M.A. IN WORSHIP LEADERSHIP CONTROLLED ELECTIVES (6 Hours)
Select two of the following:
SHARED ELECTIVE (3 Hours)
Select one Graduate School of Ministry course with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION (12 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A.in Theological Studies degree and complete the required courses.
M.A. IN WORSHIP LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (9 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Worship Leadership degree and complete the required courses.
**The Ministry Practicum requirement is a zero credit course.
***(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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