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Social Work, M.S.W. & Pastoral Studies, M.A. (Aquinas Institute of Theology) Dual Degree

The School of Social Work at 91女神 and Aquinas Institute of Theology offer a dual-degree program comprised of a听Master of Social Work听and Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, allowing students to complete both degrees in 85 credits instead of the 105 credits required to complete both degrees independently.

The program is designed to prepare students for professional social work and pastoral ministry through a dual track of coursework and fieldwork. The program provides the framework, skills and resources necessary for spiritually oriented social work practice and deepens a professional's commitment to social justice.

Social ministry settings for practica and for employment include ecumenical and denominational organizations.

Examples include:听

  • Interfaith coalitions
  • Church councils
  • Peace and justice organizations
  • Parishes
  • Diocesan, metropolitan, regional, synodal or national organizations

Applicants must fulfill all admission requirements for both schools, and acceptance into both programs is required for admission into the dual degree program.

For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Social Work, M.S.W.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate social work program at 91女神 has been continuously accredited since 1974. The Master of Social Work program at 91女神 has been continuously accredited since 1930.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Phone: 703-683-8080听

91女神鈥檚 applied behavior analysis program is currently a Verified Course Sequence (VCS). Students who graduate from the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis听program will have completed all requirements necessary to sit for the听Board Certified Behavior Analyst庐听(BCBA庐) exam.

Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic institutions in order to pursue a dual-degree program.

听Individuals must听听concurrently with the M.A.P.S. degree program at Aquinas Institute.

In place of 12 credits of social work electives, dual degree M.A.P.S./M.S.W. students take 12 credits of M.A.P.S. courses.

More detailed program information can be found in the听.

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment听unless otherwise noted. 听

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
CDS-D500:Theology of Worship 3
STH-D503Introduction to Theology and Theological Method 3
厂奥搁碍听5702 Social Policy 3
厂奥搁碍听5750 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, & Groups 3
厂奥搁碍听5725 Human Behavior & the Social Environment 3
Credits15
Spring
BIB-D502Biblical Interpretation 3
MOR-D500Foundations of Catholic Morality 3
STH-D521Christology 3
SWRK听5751 Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations 3
SWRK听5841 Master of Social Work Foundation Practicum 2
SWRK听5819 Foundation Integrative Practice Seminar 1
Credits15
Year Two
Fall
BIB-D532Ecclesiology 3
FRM-D501Human and Spiritual Formation I 2
PST-D500Foundation of Pastoral and Ethical Care 3
SWRK听5832
or SWRK听5842
Community & Organization Practicum I
or Clinical Practicum I
2
SWRK听5820 Integrative Practice Seminar 1
SWRK-57XXConcentration Core 6
Credits17
Spring
Supervised Practice of Ministry Orientation 鈥犅
FRM-D501Human and Spiritual Formation II 1
PST-D537Foundation of Pastoral Counseling 3
SWRK听5700 Values & Ethics in Social Work 3
SWRK听5833
or SWRK听5843
Community & Organization Practicum II
or Clinical Practicum II
3
SWRK-57XXConcentration Core 3
Credits13
Year Three
Fall
FRM-D501Human and Spiritual Formation III 1
MIN-D510Supervised Practice of Ministry (SPM) I 3
PST-DXXChurch History I 3
SWRK-57XXConcentration Core/Elective 3
SWRK听5707 Policy Practice for Social Justice 3
Credits13
Spring
BIB-DXXXScripture Elective 3
CDS-D5550Integrative Seminar 0
PST-DXXXChurch History II 3
SWRK听5708 Research and Evaluation in Social Work Practice 3
SWRK Elective 3
Credits12
Total Credits85

Aquinas Institute of Theology Course

If choosing the clinical concentration in M.S.W. program, SWRK 5733 must be taken with SWRK 5842.

Must be completed prior to start of supervised practice of ministry. Specific dates provided by the Director of Field Education.听

For admission questions, contact:

School of Social Work Graduate Admissions Office
socialwork@slu.edu
314-977-2752