Church Music, Master | Mercer University | Doraville, United States
24 months
9240 USD/year
9240 USD/year
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The Music in Church Music degree offered by Mercer University is intended for talented persons who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and who want to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that would prepare them for the practice of church music ministry. 


Key facts

  • The Music in Church Music degree offered by Mercer University will enroll church musicians who want to focus on conducting, piano, collaborative piano, voice and organ studies. In most church settings, this is a terminal degree preparing musicians for church music ministry. However, students may continue training at the doctoral level in church or sacred music.
  • The course of study for this degree will be a third in church music/theological studies, a third in graduate music academic studies and the final third in solo/ensemble performance studies. The curriculum includes professional training in music ministry that has practical applications in a local congregation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Christian Worship
  • Hymnology and Church Music Literature
  • Church Music Methods and Technology
  • Supervised Music Ministry Internship
  • Spiritual Formation for Ministry I
  • Graduate Recital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form with nonrefundable application fee of $100 (U.S.) payable to Mercer University. This fee must accompany the application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic records sent in a sealed envelope from all college and universities attended.
  •  Curriculum vitae (summarizing academic, performance, and employment information). Optional: examples of involvement in liturgical, musical, or artistic activities.
  • Repertory list of major performance area.
  •  A writing sample, such as a term paper, thesis, course paper, etc.
  •  A short essay (500-1,000 words) relating your goals pertaining to this degree.
  • Three letters of recommendation, each in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature across the seal. The Recommendation Form should accompany each letter of recommendation.
  •  Official scores from TOEFL (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4620 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4620 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 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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