Worship Studies

M.A. in Worship Studies

Foundational Education. Worship that Transforms.

Students participate in a Christ-centered, holistic study of Christian worship in preparation for lifelong servant leadership in diverse worship contexts. Students receive not only a sound theological and transformational foundation of worship through the ages, but also the practical and artistic skills needed to effectively lead today’s church. Come and join a community of worship scholars and servant leaders who are learning to create meaningful worship experiences that engage the heart’s affection and the mind’s attention.

“...singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” — Colossians 3:16

How Our Graduates Impact Their World

DBU graduates acquire a sound theology of worship within a variety of worship contexts to help the people of God understand worship and live worshipful lives. Vital roles include worship education, worship leadership, worship technology, and worship artistry.

Experienced Faculty. Servant Leaders.

Learn from faculty practitioners who teach not only from the textbook, but also from their ministry experience. We intentionally integrate Christ-centered, servant leadership principles into every aspect of study-from the courses students take, to the professors who teach. This DBU distinctive sets our program, and our graduates, apart.

Designed to Meet Your Needs

We enable you to pursue graduate study while balancing career, family, and ministry. DBU graduate students have many options for completing their degree, including schedule flexibility and financial aid.

Course Convenience

  • Online Courses
  • Hybrid Courses (Part Online, Part Classroom)
  • Evening Courses
  • Travel Study Opportunities

The Degree Program

The 36-hour M.A. in Worship Studies consists of:
18 hours, Core Courses
6 hours, Program Specific Courses
12 hours, Worship Praxis Courses

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Program Goals

  • Understand biblical servant leadership in worship ministry
  • Build a biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation for worship and worship education
  • Develop relevant skills necessary for effective worship leadership
  • Explore worship on a personal and corporate level
  • Create a community of worship scholars and servant leaders

Meet the Director

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Dr. Jon Choi
Program Director
Email: jon@dbu.edu
Phone: (214) 333-5375
Pilgrim Suite 304D

It is a high calling to lead the people of God in worship. The Master of Arts in Worship Studies degree provides essential training in worship theology, education, and artistry. As worship leaders, we are called out to acknowledge, develop, and mentor the talents of the body of Christ in order to create environments that produce meaningful encounters with God. If your service is to be a leader of worship, you must prepare for this calling. God has gifted you, and it is your responsibility to refine your unique talents to serve Him. I would love to visit with you in order to explain all the details of this degree plan and how it can equip you for your calling in the service of worship.

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DBU's Graduate School of Ministry and Pine Cove's Forge have partnered to allow Forge alumni to earn up to 18 hours toward a master's degree offered through the Graduate School of Ministry.

Partnership Benefits for FORGE Alumni

Sky Ranch

Tuition free master's degrees! The partnership between DBU's Graduate School of Ministry and Sky Ranch provides participants in their Legacy Fellowship the opportunity to pursue one of eight online ministry degree programs, paid for by Sky Ranch, while gaining invaluable real world experience at the same time. Visit the Sky Ranch website for more information.

More Options

Dual Degrees

Broaden your career possibilities and increase your competitive edge with our Dual Master's Degree Programs.

Advanced Certificates

Wanting to pursue graduate studies, but not ready to complete a master's degree? Consider an Advanced Certificate Program!

DBU's Ministry-Related Master's Degrees provide Christ-centered graduate level training for ministry leaders, equipping them with a biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation for ministry.

Enhance your ministry by pursuing a master's degree.

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