ABOUT

The Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M.Div./M.S.W.) prepares students to provide leadership and service through congregations, religiously affiliated organizations, and faith communities. Church agencies, as well as family and children’s agencies, gerontology programs, counseling centers, and community ministries in urban areas and international missions, need professional social workers. In addition, congregations often need the consultation and leadership in family and community ministry which social workers can provide. Many congregational leadership positions and often the chief executive officers of church-related agencies require an M.Div. or other graduate seminary degree as a qualification. This dual degree program, therefore, addresses this need for dual competency.

ADMISSION

For admission to the dual degree program, candidates must apply and be accepted by both Truett Seminary’s Master of Divinity program and the School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work program.

APPLICATION

Prospective students will declare their intent to enroll in the joint degree with both George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Baylor University School of Social Work. Students will be required to make formal application to each academic unit.


Degree Plan
Fall First Year
  • COVG 7001 Covenant Group
  • THEO 7340 Intro to Scriptures
  • THEO 7343 Introduction to Christian History
  • THEO 7345 Intro to Christian Theology
  • LEAD 7301 Leadership for Ministry
12 hours
Spring First Year
  • COVG 7002 Covenant Group 2
  • THEO 7370 Christian Scriptures 1
  • THEO 7360 Christian Texts and Traditions 1
  • THEO 7316 Christian Worship
  • THEO 7396 Baptist Identity
12 hours
Summer First Year
  • THEO 7361 Christian Texts and Traditions 2
3 hours
Fall Second Year
  • SWO 5121 Intro to the Prof.--Dual Degree
  • COVG 7003 Covenant Group 3 THEO 7372 Christian Scriptures 2
  • THEO 7371 Christian Scriptures 3
  • THEO 7362 Christian Texts and Traditions 3
  • MSSN 7385 Christian World Mission
13 hours
Spring Second Year
  • SWO 5122 Intro to the Prof.--Dual Degree II
  • COVG 7004 Covenant Group 4
  • THEO 7373 Christian Scriptures 4
  • PRCH 7316 Preaching 1
  • THEO 7382 Constructive Theology
  • PRTH 7391 Integrative Seminar
13 hours
Fall Third Year
  • SWO 5561 Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SWO 5362 Practice with Groups
  • SWO 5491 Foundation Internship I
  • MENT 7V00 Mentoring
18 hours
Spring Third Year
  • SWO 5381 Research for Practice
  • SWO 5463 Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SWO 5322 Social Policy for SWO Practice
  • SWO 5492 Foundation Internship II
  • MENT 7V00 Mentoring
19 hours
Fall Fourth Year
  • SWO 5573 Advanced Practice: Health or
  • SWO 5574 Advanced Practice: Families or
  • SWO 5575 Advanced Practice: Community Practice
  • SWO 5323 Administrative Practice in Social Work
  • SWO 5333 Human Wellness & Health Care or
  • SWO 5334 Children & Families or
  • SWO 5335 Frameworks & Perspectives for Community Practice
  • SWO 5182 Research Seminar
  • SWO 5190 Intro Advanced Internship III
13 hours
Spring Fourth Year
  • SWO 5790 Advanced Internship III
  • SWO 5383 Research Project
  • SWO 5398 Capstone
13 hours
Social Work Elective (any semester) 6 hours
Total hours
  • M.Div. hours --- 62 hours
  • M.S.W. hours --- 60 hours
  • 6 hours of M.Div. coursework will count for M.S.W. total
  • Advanced Standing M.S.W. required coursework --- 35 hours
  • Actual non-repeating hours taken: 35 hours M.S.W. + 76 hours M.Div --- 111 hours
122 hours
Satisfactory completion of 200 Lifelong Learning Units
Satisfactory academic progress

More information about the M.Div./M.S.W. is available at the Baylor School of Social Work website or contact:

Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., LCSW
Dean of the School of Social Work
Diana_Garland@baylor.edu
254-710-6223

Dr. Jon Singletary, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, School of Social Work
Jon_Singletary@baylor.edu
254-710-4819