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Divinity Dual Degree with MSW

MSW Admission

 

Brite Divinity School, in collaboration with the TCU Department of Social Work, offers dual degrees that pair an MSW with a master of arts in theology and ministry, master of theological studies or master of divinity.

Master of divinity concentrations have expanded to include biblical studies, black church studies, military chaplaincy, pastoral care, and sexual and gender justice. Declaring a concentration is not required, but doing so indicates focused preparation for a future vocation or for advanced study.

See the course catalog for course requirements and information.

Information about the admissions process is available on the Social Work Graduate Resources page.

 

Admissions/Degree Requirements

Candidates must be admitted to the Department of Social Work’s MSW program and Brite Divinity School’s MA in theology and ministry, master of theological studies or master of divinity program. If a student elects to complete only one degree after having been admitted to both programs, previously allowed course substitutions will be honored and he or she must then meet all remaining requirements at the degree-granting institution. Students must apply for dual degree status prior to completing 21 hours in either program (Advanced standing MSW students will need to declare at admission into the program).

 

MSW-MATM Dual Degree

The MSW-MATM dual degree requires 45 credit hours from the TCU Department of Social Work and 33 credit hours from Brite Divinity School. Students transfer 15 credit hours from Social Work to satisfy the MATM requirement for Specialization, Global/Cultural Context, and three credit hours of electives. This coursework is normally drawn from social work courses in Diversity and Social Justice, Administration & Management, Professional Foundations and Social Welfare Policy. Students transfer 15 credit hours from Brite to satisfy six hours of field work and nine hours of electives. A student’s field placement must be approved by administrators from both programs.

 

MSW-MTS Dual Degree

The MSW-MTS dual degree requires 49 credit hours from Social Work and 34 credit hours from Brite Divinity School. Students transfer 15 credit hours from Social Work to satisfy MTS elective hours at Brite Divinity School. Students transfer nine credit hours from Brite to satisfy elective hours in Social Work.

 

MSW-MDiv Dual Degree

The MSW-MDiv dual degree requires 45 credit hours from Social Work and 66 hours from Brite Divinity School. Students transfer 15 credit hours from Social Work to satisfy requirements in Congregational Leadership, the Ministry of Care, Contextualization, Ethics, and three hours of electives at Brite. Students transfer 15 credit hours from Brite to satisfy six hours of field work and nine hours of electives in Social Work. A student’s field placement must be approved by administrators from both programs.