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The purpose of the degree of Doctor of Music is to establish students as front runners of the 21st century global leaders with the excellent competence through the rigorous training in church music theories and the area of their applied areas. Students will learn towards the goal of intelligence, spirituality, and leadership of professional talents based on the evangelical spirituality and Christian worldview.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

Demonstrate an advanced perceptive and incorporation of music ministry in relation to the biblical theological, educational, and pastoral disciplines.
Exhibit the ability of being a professional performer through deeper training in their own applied areas.
Be accomplished leaders within the local community or church through their highly qualified educational experience.
Evidence being equipped with systematized and deepened church music knowledge.

Addmission Requirements


Application form for admission


$100.00 non-refundable application fee


A brief autobiographical statement


Official transcript appropriate for the program:


Master's Degree in either Music or Church Music, or its equivalent from an accredited institution


3.0 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA)




Students who are applying for the Degree of Doctor of Music should make submit an audition in their applied areas by submitting a recording on a DVD with their admission application to the Admission committee. For more information, they may be referred to the Department of Music.

An applicant for the DCM whose master’s degree was in a different applied area will be required to take two master level courses and a master’s recital for the same DCM applied area. The graduate recital requirement may be waived if the applicant had already completed three applied area courses or wants to take them all.

If the prospective students decide to follow the admission policy regarding taking a prerequisite three courses of applied area as a pre-doctoral study, they will not need to be required to follow the audition procedure.


Application Essay


Recommendations from church pastor or former teacher


Two recent photographs (for student ID)

Requirements for Graduation

The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
2. The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
3. The awarding of a “C” in a Doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
4. The student must pass a qualifying examination. The student can take the exam 2 times if they fail it first. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held after minimum one month later in semester. This exam will be taken before dissertation.
The student must effectively complete DM recital before taking an oral defense.
The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.
Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.
Core Courses 6 Credit Hours (Select 2 courses)
CC 843 Current Issues in Counseling and Psychology [Description] 3
CE 817 Present Issues in Christian Education [Description] 3
CL 812 Spiritual Christian Leadership [Description] 3
MI 816 Mission Perspectives [Description] 3
PT 820 Theology of Ministry [Description] 3
PT 830 Doctoral Practicum in Ministry [Description] 3
Applied Core Courses 9 Credit Hours (Select 3 courses)
CM 811 Doctoral Applied Area I [Description] 3
CM 812 Doctoral Applied Area II [Description] 3
CM 813 Doctoral Applied Area III [Description] 3
CM 814 Doctoral Applied Area IV [Description] 3
CM 820 Doctoral Recital* [Description] 3
  * required
Church Music 15 Credit Hours (Select 5 courses)
CM 803 Church Music Administration [Description] 3
CM 806 Music in Mission [Description] 3
CM 810 Seminar in Music in Worship [Description] 3
CM 819 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis** [Description] 3
CM 827 Church Music and Literature [Description] 3

CM 830 A Philosophy of Church Music

[Description] 3

CM 840 Qualifying Exam

[Description] 0
Free Electives 6 Credit Hours
Dissertation 9 Credit Hours
RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar [Description] 3
RS 807 Dissertation [Description] 6
Capstone Course 3 Credit Hours
CP 890 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 48
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