Church Music, Master | Baylor University | Waco, United States
12 months
2154 USD/credit 64620 USD/year
2154 USD/credit 64620 USD/year
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The Master of Music in Church Music program at Baylor University is designed to bring students to the highest levels of performance and scholarship of which they are capable. 


Key facts:

Worship planning and leadership are not simply questions of which music to select. New worship styles emerge with each generation. Ministerial leadership in such an environment requires well-grounded theological and musical understanding. Ministers of music and worship are ministers first and foremost. Interpreting the current environment and leading with biblical and theological integrity is as important for the minister of music as it is for the pastor.

Each student in the Master of Music in Church Music program at Baylor University can choose one of the five tracks on which to focus their studies:

  • Thesis
  • Performance
  • Conducting
  • Church Ministry
  • Composition

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Worship in the Church
  • Congregational Song
  • Seminar in Music Ministry
  • Choral/Vocal Music Ministries in the Church
  • History of American Church Music
  • Turning Points in Church Music
  • Comparative Liturgies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Personal statement
  • C.V. or résumé
  • Official transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Tests such as GRE (for Musicology and Theory only) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language scores are required only for international students).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    64620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    64620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2154 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Waco

857 - 1588 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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