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Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Worship Studies
Dual Degree Program
Jim Lemons, Ph.D., M.A. in Theological Studies Program Director
Jon Choi, Ph.D., M.A. in Worship Studies Program Director
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies/Master of Arts in Worship Studies 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.
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.
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.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
||Christian History and Heritage
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
|Electives - Select two courses (6 hours) from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Program Director.
M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM -18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
||New Testament Literature and Interpretation
|Select a M.A. in Theological Studies 12-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
|(Concentration courses are listed on the single degree plan.)
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..
|The Worship Praxis courses are offered in an intensive format on the DBU main campus.
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
||Required Shared Curriculum
||M.A. in Theological Studies Required Curriculum
||M.A. in Worship Studies Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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