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Certificate in Music and Worship Ministry

(18 hours – excluding requisites)

The Certificate in Music and Worship Ministry is designed to enhance professional and academic credentials in worship ministry through robust instruction and learning in worship studies providing a broad understanding of key elements of music ministry and church music administration.

In this program the student will:

  • Discover and understand the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of church music and worship in the 21st-century church.

  • Participate in comprehensive overviews and surveys of multi-styled worship practices through field observations and experiences in various forms.

  • Learn practical organizational methodology and applications involved in local church music administration.

  • Develop the competencies to function creatively and relationally within a professional start, with church members, and the broader community.

  • Understand the technical requirements and implications of corporate worship in the church today.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding requisites)


MUSI 2207 - Introduction to Church Music and Worship*

MUSI 3270 - Church Music and Worship Administration*

MUSI 3271 - Contemporary Worship and Technology*

MUSI 4305 - Congregational Song*

MUSI 4308 - Internship in Church Music Ministry (S-L)*


MUSI 4342/RELI 4342 - Ethnomusicology and Cultural Perspectives*

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey (or alternate religion course if already completed)

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey (or alternate religion course if already completed)

This certificate is intended for the individual seeking professional instruction in the field of church music and worship. It is for a student who has completed or is pursuing a college degree in music other than church music, or a degree in some other academic field (i.e., communications, history, religion) or for any individual outside of college seeking professional training in the field of church music and worship.

For additional information about this certificate program, contact the Department of Music, College of Fine Arts, Dallas Baptist University.

*Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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