To encourage and equip women and men to engage in social work both in and out of the church and to provide opportunities in social work for students who feel a call to practice within a church setting, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work have developed a program offering the Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work Joint Degree.
The joint degree enables students receive both the M.Div. and the MSW in four years of post-baccalaureate study instead of the usual five. Nevertheless, the joint program provides a full course of study in both theology and social work. This is effected by equating certain courses now taught in both schools by making provision for courses taken in one school to count as electives in the other and by developing specialized field placements. The curriculum of the Graduate School of Social Work encompasses studies indirect clinical practice, community organization or social administration.
Candidates for the joint degree who enter the program will concentrate on theological studies during the first two years. Application should be made to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work during the first term of the second year at the Seminary. The third and fourth years will be spent predominantly at the School of Social Work. Should a student elect to terminate the joint degree program before its completion and seek only one degree, he or she will be required to complete all of the work ordinarily required for that degree.
Inquiries regarding the Graduate School of Social Work and requests for Social Work catalogs should be addressed to:
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
2104 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260