Religious understanding is crucial for counselors in a global age. Offered in collaboration with the Iliff School of Theology, a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides spiritual and social work training that will help religious professionals in their career advancement and bivocational work as counselors and ministers or chaplains who want to incorporate social work in their ministry.


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Your Career Options

With an MSW and MDiv 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:

  • Providing spiritual care as a chaplain in hospitals, hospices, the military, corporate environments and more
  • Work in the advocacy and policymaking arenas
  • Lead religious and other nonprofit organizations
  • Providing religious education
  • Offering individual counseling

Learn more about the MSW and MDiv dual-degree curriculum.


Key Faculty

Marquisha Lawrence

Marquisha Lawrence Scott

Assistant Professor

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“The courses offered included the ability to take classes in other areas of interest. This helped to equip me with the language, tools and skills to be an effective social worker and counselor.”

Rahdearra A. Paris Woods, MSW ’19, MDiv ’20, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, University Park United Methodist Church Youth Leader, Scott United Methodist Church Read More
Rahdearra A. Paris Woods

MSW/MDiv Application Process

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