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About the Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership

Why Study Worship Leadership at Cedarville?

The all-online, four-course, 12-credit hour graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership will equip you to lead God's people in true biblically grounded worship. Offered jointly by our School of Biblical and Theological Studies and Department of Music and Worship, this certificate will give you the theological foundation and practical skills you need to be an effective worship leader.

If you want to go deeper in your theological and ministry training, Cedarville also offers an online, 36-credit hour master's program in Worship and Theology. After completing the Certificate, you are already one-third of the way to earning your master's!

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Online and Accelerated

    All courses are offered in an online format, 1- and 2-year completion options.
  • Affordable

    Cedarville’s online ministry programs are competitively priced with available financial aid.

Program Overview

Certificate in Worship Leadership Highlights

Speed to Completion — Can be completed in just four seven-week courses.

Affordable — At $436 a credit hour, this certificate is an affordable option.

Universal — Open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

What Can You Do With a Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership?

You will be equipped to be an effective worship leader in a variety of settings and will graduate with a deeper biblical theological framework and increased practical skill set.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

Graduate Certificate Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, or March.

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Program Curriculum

You will take four 3-credit courses to complete the certificate.

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • Contemporary Worship Leadership
  • Current Practices in Worship Technology
  • Worship Leadership Practicum

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Program Level and Format

  • Graduate
  • Online
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Program Contacts

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Roger O'Neel, PhD

Professor of Worship; Director - Worship Program; Assistant Chair - Worship


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Tom Hutchison, PhD

Professor of Educational Ministries and Applied Theology


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