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HIU Listed Among Top 20 Best Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry

Posted: March 2, 2016


Hope International University is proud to announce it has been named as one of the "Top 20 Best Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry" by, a website highlighting innovative media and resources that equip ministry teams and platforms to teach with excellence. HIU’s high ranking is based upon reputation for worship arts offerings -- both in facilities and faculty -- region, and accessibility to graduate-level programs.

To be included in this list is "pretty impressive for a program with a new emphasis," says HIU President Dr. John Derry of the newly developed Center for Music & Worship Arts (CMWA). Hope’s CMWA provides students with the opportunity to impact the world as future worship leaders as they learn in the classroom and in real ministry settings.

"HIU’s goal is to produce leaders who develop exemplary talents and skills in their respective callings. Impacting the world requires the best preparation, and our Center for Music and Worship Arts provides that," remarked President Derry. For more information on HIU’s new Center for Music & Worship Arts, click here.

For’s complete listing of the Top 20 Best Universities & Schools for Worship Ministry, click here.

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