Worship Studies - University of Valley Forge

Worship Studies


The Master of Arts in Worship Studies is designed for worship leaders, music pastors, church musicians, lead and associate pastors, missionaries, and laypersons interested in pursuing graduate studies in worship. This program focuses on unchanging biblical truth as the basis for assessing the appropriateness and usefulness of innovations and traditions in worship, along with an emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit in private and public worship. Through this program, Pentecostal spirituality is understood in both its unique distinctive and its historical connections with the classic Christian spirituality of the apostles, the church fathers, and the reformers.

This degree is a total of 33 credits and can be completed entirely online in approximately two years. Each course is three credit hours.

Two UVF students singing and playing violin

Through a Master of Arts in Worship Studies, you will:

  • Perform quality academic research in the field of worship studies using the most advanced and up to date scholarly works, and prepare them for entry into additional degree programs and doctoral studies
  • Integrate theological knowledge and worship practice within the framework of a Christian worldview and Pentecostal spirituality

  • Describe the historical foundations of worship and be able to identify the societal influences upon such developments
  • Demonstrate acquired skills in professional ministerial settings


  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Send official transcripts of credits earned at all institutions of higher education. This program will accept up to six transfer credits of graduate application, depending on applicability
  • Submit a statement describing theology and philosophy of worship