Dual Track Master of Divinity-Master of Social Work
Are you passionate about making a difference in this world? Do you feel called to ministry but don’t think you would fit well into the traditional role of pastor? Do you want to help lead the Church in doing justice and loving mercy?
The M.Div.-MSW Dual track degree program can prepare you for professional ministry where Christian theology and faith meet the pain and struggle of human life. You will learn to integrate the theory, knowledge, and skills required of pastors and social workers as they seek to be instruments of grace and peace.
What makes Western Distinctive?
Courses and Degree Requirements
- 96 credit hours, minimum of four years (27 credits are transferred as electives from the MSW)
- Formation for Ministry courses, including a spiritual formation retreat. See formation for ministry.
- Intercultural Immersion trip
Fall Semester: April 1 for full scholarship consideration; applications submitted by May 30 will be considered for limited scholarships; all applications due July 15
Spring Semester: November 1 for full scholarship consideration; applications submitted by Nov 30 will be considered for limited scholarships; all applications due November 30
Sequence of Courses (In-Residence format)
Field Legend: BL - Biblical Field; MN - Christian Ministry Field; FR - Formation for Ministry; TH - Theological Field