For students who are called to lead worship. In addition to emphasizing the music and worship preparation, this concentration offers biblical and theological training. Required music classes will be provided through Baylor School of Music with an emphasis on church music. Although a Bachelor of Arts in music is not required, 9 hours of music prerequisites must be completed before music concentration classes can be taken.

Degree Plan

I. Minimum Requirement 93 hours
II. Residency Requirement (minimum)
Truett Seminary encourages a much higher number
51 hours
III. Grade Point Average
Minimum of 2.00 or “C” overall and minimum of “C” or 2.00 in all core courses
IV. Theological Education Core Courses 60 hours
Introductory Courses* 9 hours
THEO 7340 Introduction to Christian Scriptures
THEO 7343 Introduction to Christian History
THEO 7345 Introduction to Christian Theology
Christian Scriptures 12 hours
THEO 7370 Christian Scriptures 1
THEO 7372 Christian Scriptures 2
THEO 7371 Christian Scriptures 3
THEO 7373 Christian Scriptures 4
Christian Texts and Traditions 15 hours
THEO 7360 Christian Texts and Traditions 1
THEO 7361 Christian Texts and Traditions 2
THEO 7362 Christian Texts and Traditions 3
MSSN 7385 Christian World Mission
THEO 7396 The Baptist Identity
Leadership/Administration 3 hours
LEAD 7301 Leadership for Ministry
Preaching and Worship 6 hours
PRCH 7316 Preaching 1
THEO 7316 Christian Worship
Mentoring 12 hours
MENT 7300 Introduction to Mentoring
MENT 7V00 Mentoring in Ministry (9 hours)
Capstone 3 hours
THEO 7388 Theological Capstone
V. Area Concentrations 33 hours
Biblical Languages 15 hours
THEO 7356 Hebrew 1
THEO 7357 Hebrew 2
THEO 7346 New Testament Greek 1
THEO 7347 New Testament Greek 2
THEO 7V54 Hebrew Language Reading
or 7V48 Greek Language Reading
(3 hours; no variable credit)
Music Course Prerequisites
(These courses do not count towards the 93 hour total required for graduation)
9 hours
MUS 1100 Introductory Musicianship1 hour
MUS 1200 Introductory Music Theory 2 hours
MUS 1301-1101 Music Theory 4 hours
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting 2 hours
Music Courses 18 hours
MUS 4274 Congregational Song
Choral Ensemble - A cappella Choir, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus or Men’s Choir (2 semesters)
MUS 5037 Baylor Association of Church Musicians (4 semesters)
MUS 5243 Church Music Ministry
MUS 5240 Worship in the Church
THEO 7317 Studies in Worship
MUS 5246 Comparative Liturgies
Worship Leadership Practicum (2 hours)
Choose 1 course from the following:
MUS 5242 Seminar in Music Ministry
MUS 5247 Choral/Vocal Music Ministry in the Church
MUS 5241 Congregational Song
Elective: Choose 3 hours in Music Electives
Total Hours 93 hours
VI. Satisfactory Completion of 200 Lifelong Learning Units
VII. Covenant Groups – Six Semesters
VIII. Satisfactory Academic Progress
*These are required courses; however, based upon previous academic experience, students may petition to waive these courses. Students not taking these courses must substitute electives in corresponding areas under advisement.