NDU | Master of Sacred Music


Candidates entering the MSM Program shall have a Bachelor’s Degree including thirty (30) units of prerequisites in Biblical Studies and twenty-seven (27) undergraduate units in music.  In some cases a candidate may request and receive assessment for prerequisite requirements.  MSM shall consist of the following 30 units of core subjects:

Student must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with the prerequisite requirements for Master’s Degree selected. Complete Application & Registration Form. Submit records of all previous college level work completed. Students may request acceptance of transfer credit from an accredited school or its equivalent. Registrar will make acceptance determination and approval is by Academic dean. Students may request assessment of lifetime learning/professional experience. Determination and assessment of advancement standing will be made by Academic Dean. Students may elect to receive a letter grade such as (A-C), or may elect to receive credit (CR) or no credit (NC). It is the student’s responsibility to request the type of grade they desire at the beginning of each course. All courses may be taken for a Grade or (CR/NC).

MUS 502 thru 509 – 3 Units per course  |  MUS 510 – 6 Units

MUS-502                  HARMONY
MUS-503                  HYMNOLOGY
MUS-504                  HYMN PLAYING AND ARRANGING
MUS-505                  SACRED MUSIC HISTORY II
MUS-506                  SACREED MUSIC CONDUCTING
MUS-507                  MUSIC LITERATURE
MUS-508                  ADVANCED COMPOSITION I
MUS-509                  CHOIR MATERIALS AND METHODS
MUS-521                  PRACTICUM IN SACRED MUSIC

The Master’s degree consists of 30 units. Tuition will be charged at the rate of $200 per unit, totaling 6000 dollars. Students must complete all class requirements and satisfy all financial obligations in order to graduate.

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Master of Divinity

Master of Biblical Counseling

Master of Religious Education

Master of Sacred Music

Master of Theology