Offered in collaboration with the Iliff School of Theology, a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics (MASJE) provides a historical and theoretical foundation for social justice work and its intersection with religious studies. You’ll graduate prepared for professional social work licensure and will learn the full range of social justice practices, including practical training in community organizing, nonprofit leadership for social justice and the impact of religious traditions on social change.


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Your Career Options

With an MSW and MASJE dual degree, you’ll graduate with a competitive, cross-disciplinary skill set that will give you an advantage in the job market. Career options include:

  • Serving as a nonprofit executive director or diversity officer
  • Working as a community organizing
  • Managing or directing social and community services
  • Working in ministry
  • Developing and leading community engagement initiatives
  • Working in politics and policymaking

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Key Faculty

Debora Ortega

Deb Marie Ortega

Professor and Director, University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship

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Ramona Beltran

Ramona Beltran

Associate Professor; Interim Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

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MSW/MASJE Application Process

You must apply for the MSW and MASJE separately and be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.