24 months
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
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Are you interested in leading worship in a cultural context? Do you have a desire to understand the music and culture around you? If so, our Master of Arts in Worship Studies - Ethnomusicology online degree from Liberty University is for you! 

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You can use your degree in Worship Studies - Ethnomusicology from Liberty University to create awareness of varied musical expressions, guide worship teams, and provide training to those preparing for music ministries in other cultures. You will study key differences in musical backgrounds while re-affirming a biblical foundation for worship.

You can finish our online master’s degree in worship studies in less than 2 years and apply what you have learned in your local church or other ministries. 

As you seek to take on a greater role in worship or music ministries, our online master’s degree will map out important comparative studies in ethnomusicology to help you and those around you become more culturally knowledgeable. 

As a worship leader, pastor, or teacher, you will be responsible for setting the tone for more than just musical performance. That is why this degree program will provide you with a solid biblical foundation to cast the vision for a unified and God-honoring understanding of worship and how it plays a vital role in the life of both the worship leader and the individual worshipper.

Ethnomusicology Potential Career Options

  • Missionary
  • Music teacher
  • Musicologist
  • Worship pastor

Ethnomusicology Potential Career Options

  • Missionary
  • Music teacher
  • Musicologist
  • Worship pastor



Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Field of Ethnomusicology
  • Anthropology of Music
  • Applied Ethnomusicology
  • Global Worship

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




42 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or above for admission in good standing. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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Worship Studies - Ethnomusicology
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