Master of Arts/Worship

Description of the Master of Arts/Worship Degree

The Master of Arts/worship degree is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for service as a worship leader in the local church or on the mission field. This program is primarily related to specialized music ministry, requiring 60 semester hours of academic credit for graduation.

Completion Requirements for the Master of Arts/Worship Degree

General Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student seeking to earn the Master of Arts/worship degree must satisfy the General Requirements for Graduation as set forth in this catalog.

Course Requirements

Each student pursuing the Master of Arts/worship degree must complete the 60 semester hours of courses specified in the following chart. Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is recommended for courses in the New Testament Department.

Required Courses for the Master of Arts/Worship Degree

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
OT 5101
OT 5102
Old Testament Survey 1
and Old Testament Survey 2
CH 6001 The History of Christianity 3
EV 6200 Personal Evangelism 3
PM 7300 Spiritual Formation 3
BH 5100 Hermeneutics 3
CM 7484 Introduction to Christian Ministries 3
MU 7700 Introduction to Worship 3
MU 7721 Music Ministry 1 3
EN 7900 Introduction to Research and Writing 3
Second Year
NT 5601
NT 5602
New Testament Survey 1
and New Testament Survey 2
TH 6701
TH 6702
Systematic Theology 1
and Systematic Theology 2
MU 7722 Music Ministry 2 3
MU 7734 Conducting 3
MU 7735 Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 3
CH 6150 The History of the Baptists 3
MU 7723 Worship Leadership, Design/Tech 3
MU 7733 Vocal Ensemble Leadership 3
 Total Hours60