M.T.S./Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

An increasing number of graduate students are called to Christian vocation in community ministry that is informed by their faith and grounded in Christian theology and scripture. Some students are not seeking to achieve the advanced competencies offered by the M.Div. degree and/or they may not have the personal resources to meet all of requirements of the 122 semester hour M.Div.-M.S.W. degree program. The M.T.S.-M.S.W. joint degree program (93 or 71 semester hours) provides these students with an opportunity to prepare for community ministry through mastery of advanced social work knowledge and practice that is grounded in foundational Christian theology, Scriptures, traditions, missions, and Baptist Identity.

*This joint degree program requires a Bachelor’s degree as well as a completed application to Truett Seminary and to the School of Social Work.