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

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