Students in this program earn a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Eden Theological Seminary. The program of study requires 90 credit hours, typically taken over three years.

The basic goal of the social work and pastoral studies joint degree is to prepare students with the combined skills and values in both social work and leadership ministry. The areas for which the joint-degree knowledge is most appropriate are in youth ministry, church administration, pastoral care, social justice ministry, health care, lay ministry, therapeutic and counseling services in religious-based settings. Visit the Eden Theological Seminary website for more information.