Students in this program earn a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary. The program of study requires 114 credit hours, typically taken over four years.
The goal of the program is to prepare students with the combined skills and values needed for both social work and leadership ministry. The students for whom this joint-degree knowledge is most appropriate are those interested in the leadership and development of religious-based or sponsored social services; those looking to provide therapeutic and counseling services in religious settings; those with concerns about the development of life cycle and family issues in the context of a faith community; and those seeking the practice and policy implications of a call for justice.
The Brown School recognizes 9 credit hours of courses from Eden Theological Seminary toward the MSW degree (normally 60 credit hours); these are treated as electives. Visit the Eden Theological Seminary website for more information.