Master of Arts in Student Ministry/Master of Arts in Worship Studies
The Master of Arts in Student Ministry and the Master of Arts in Worship Studies provides an attractive option for those students desiring excellence in Student Ministry and Worship Studies. It will be particularly appealing for ministers who serve in both a student ministry role and lead worship for their students as well. 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 Studies dual degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate-level education that will prepare servant leaders with theological, practical, and leadership aspects of student ministry and worship.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams 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 EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD 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.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MA IN WORSHIP STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
WORS 5307 - History of Worship Song
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Concentration
MA in Worship Studies Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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