Academic Standards

The Institute for Worship Studies upholds a high standard of academic excellence. The faculty commitment is to “excellence in teaching.” The students’ standards of learning follow the guidelines of the best practices of other federally recognized schools.

All faculty in charge of a course module must have an earned doctoral/terminal degree (Ph.D., Th.D., D.Min., D.M.A., M.F.A.). Candidates accepted into the D.W.S. program must have earned a graduate degree, such as M.Mus., M.A., M.M., M.C.M. or M.Ed., or the equivalent Masters degree. Candidates accepted into the M.W.S. program must have earned an undergraduate degree, such as B.A., B.S., B.M., B.M.E., B.F.A., or the equivalent Bachelors degree with a minimum of 120 hours of earned credit.