2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


MSW and /MACS/MTS/MDiv-Dual Degree Program

The purpose of this dual degree offering is to equip graduates to assume leadership positions in a wide variety of divinity ministries and social service agencies and organizations. The program is designed to help graduates apply advanced social work knowledge and skills in addition to theological studies and Christian services to religious and social service agencies. The dual degree prepares graduates for positions that promote human rights and social and economic justice.

The MSW–MACS, MSW-MTS and the MSW–MDiv degrees represent the Master of Social Work, Master of Arts in Christian Service, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity degrees.

Admissions/Degree Requirements

Candidates must be admitted to the Department of Social Work’s MSW Program and the Brite Divinity School’s Master of Arts in Christian Service (M.A.C.S.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) or Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. Students who elect to complete the MSW without continuing into a Brite degree program, must meet all remaining requirements for the MSW (i.e., elective units in the MSW Program). 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). Students admitted to the dual degree program must meet all requirements of both programs.

Traditional MSW Curriculum

SOWO 61803Professional Foundation

3

SOWO 61813Research Methods in Social Work 1

3

SOWO 61843Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1

3

SOWO 61873Micro Practice

3

SOWO 61883Field Education 1

3

SOWO 61823Diversity and Social Justice

3

SOWO 61833Macro Practice

3

SOWO 61853Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2

3

SOWO 61863Social Welfare Policies and Services

3

SOWO 61893Field Education 2

3

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

SOWO Elective

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3

Students in the Traditional MSW Program who enter the dual degree program will be able to complete the MSW requirements by taking their elective courses from a departmentally approved list of courses offered at Brite Divinity School. Choices of field placement will be made on an individual basis through consultation with both the Department of Social Work and Brite Divinity School.

A full-time student in the Dual Degree Traditional MSW Program would have coursework that looks like the following:

DUAL DEGREE – MSW AND DEGREE FROM BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL (MDiv, MACS, MTS)

MSW - Year 1

Fall

SOWO 61803Professional Foundation

3

SOWO 61813Research Methods in Social Work 1

3

SOWO 61843Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1

3

SOWO 61873Micro Practice

3

SOWO 61883Field Education 1

3

Spring

SOWO 61823Diversity and Social Justice

3

SOWO 61833Macro Practice

3

SOWO 61853Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2

3

SOWO 61863Social Welfare Policies and Services

3

SOWO 61893Field Education 2

3

MSW - Year 2

Fall

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

Spring

SOWO Elective

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3

*Nine hours of electives are chosen from courses at Brite Divinity School. 

DUAL DEGREE FOR ADVANCED STANDING STUDENTS MSW AND DEGREE FROM BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL (MDiv, MACS, MTS)

Students in the Advanced Standing MSW Program who enter the dual degree program will be able to complete the requirements of the MSW by taking their elective courses from a departmentally approved list of courses offered at Brite Divinity School. Choices of field placement will be made on an individual basis through consultation with both the Department of Social Work and Brite Divinity School.

A full-time student in the Advanced Standing Dual Degree MSW Program would have coursework that looks like the following:

Advanced Standing Full-time MSW Program Curriculum (1-year):

Fall

SOWO

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

Spring

SOWO Elective

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3

*Nine hours of electives are chosen from courses at Brite Divinity School.