Church Music & Worship

Church Music & Worship Certificate Overview

Campbell University Divinity School is now offering a certification in Music and Worship. All the courses will be offered as short-term intensives during the fall and spring in addition to special intensive courses during the summer.

The Certificate in Music and Worship is designed to enhance the skill set and expand the vision of those who will lead and teach in the church. The program requires a total of 18 credit hours of study, including professional music ministry classes, history and literature courses, and performance-oriented courses.

Certificate in Music and Worship Curriculum

Professional Music Ministry (7 credit hours)
DIVI 4000 Christian Worship (3 hrs.)
DIVI 4100 Introduction to Music Ministry (2 hrs.)
DIVI 4120 Advanced Worship Ministry (2 hrs.)

History, Literature, and Skill Development (6 credit hours)
DIVI 4125 Hymnody (2 hrs.)
DIVI 4126 Choral Literature (2 hrs.)
DIVI 4142 Advanced Conducting (2 hrs.)

Music Performance (5 hours)
DIVI 4131 Choral Practicum (CUDS Festival Choir) (1 hr.)
DIVI 4139 Choral Society (1 hr.)
DIVI 4149 Special Topics (Mission Immersion, Overture Music Conference) (credit hours specified when offered)

Admission and Fees


The certificate programs offered by Campbell University Divinity School require students to be enrolled in the school as a Special Student. An individual would need to complete the Special Student application process and be admitted under its admission guidelines in order to pursue a certificate program.

Applicants for Special Student status must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college. The deadline for Special Student applications is two weeks prior to the date of matriculation. Special Student applicants are accepted only for specified courses and not a degree program. If a student enrolls as a Special Student, and later decides to pursue a master-level degree program, he/she will need to complete the master-level application process.

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Tuition and Fees

Certificate students will register and pay for classes in the same manner as any other student, with one major exception. In order to make the certificates more widely accessible, certificate students may take up to two classes for a certificate on an audit basis.

Auditing Courses

Classes taken for audit are charged at the significantly reduced rate of $75 per credit hour. Audited classes will appear on the transcript with a grade of AU. These classes cannot be transferred into a master’s degree. (Courses not taken as an audit can be transferred to a master’s degree.)To be counted towards the requirements for a certificate, an audited class must be accompanied by certification of satisfactory completion of the class from the professor.

While the option to audit classes is an option, students are welcome to complete a certificate program without auditing the course, in order to receive academic credit for all of the work completed for the program.

For More Information

Campbell University Divinity School
Office of Admissions
(800) 334-4111, ext. 1830