Online Program

Master of Arts in Biblical Worship Studies (MBWS)

MBWS Degree Requirements
  • Previously earned Bachelor’s degree
  • Hours Required: 40
  • Five Courses & Thesis: $1995
Guidelines for degree completion

Order the listed textbooks through or the bookstore of your choice, has many titles. Read each book and write a 10 – 20 page summary paper on the book. Five textbooks required for Bachelor or Master’s degree. This program is 40 hours, including the thesis.

HTS expects a ten to twenty page summary paper of each textbook for all degree programs. Typed, double-spaced, font type 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferred when emailing an attachment.

Please review your paper for spelling and grammar errors before submitting.

– Summarize what the book said. [A good idea is to summarize a chapter at a time (1 page)].
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is helpful to you in your life, work and ministry, please tell us about this too.

Course List

MBWS 510: 6 credit hours

Textbook: Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction (Encountering Biblical
Studies) C. Hassell Bullock
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Baker Academic (July 1, 2004)
ISBN-13: 978-0801027956

MBWS 520: 6 credit hours

Textbook: The Oxford History of Christian Worship [Hardcover]
Geoffrey Wainwright (Editor), Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Editor)
Hardcover: 960 pages (Choose 10-12 chapters to summarize)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 8, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0195138863

MBWS 530: 6 credit hours

Textbook: Christian Apologetics
Norman L. Geisler
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Baker Academic (March 1, 1988)
ISBN-13: 978-0801038228

MBWS 540: 6 credit hours

Music Apotheosis and the Church: Addressing Contemporary Church Issues in Light of Scripture
Arnfield P. Cudal
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Hark Publications (October 2, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0984775835

MBWS 550: 6 credit hours

Measuring the Music: Another Look at the Contemporary Christian Music Debate
John Makujina (2002)
Paperback: 369 pages
Publisher: Old Paths Publications; 2nd edition (2002)
ISBN-13: 978-1889058146

MBWS 560: Practicum & Thesis: 10 credit hours

The MBWS Thesis is the bulk of the master’s program. State your proposed thesis in two to three
sentences explaining what you hope to cover in your thesis.


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