Social Work

Brite Divinity Dual Degree

Brite Divinity School in collaboration with the TCU Department of Social Work: M.Div./M.S.W., M.A.T.M./M.S.W., M.T.S./M.S.W.

Master of Divinity concentrations have expanded to include Biblical Studies, Black Church Studies, Military Chaplaincy, Pastoral Care, and Sexual and Gender Justice. Declaring a concentration is not required but indicates focused preparation for a future vocation or for advanced study.

Admissions/Degree Requirements

Candidates must be admitted to the Department of Social Work’s MSW Program and Brite Divinity School’s Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (M.A.T.M.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) or Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. In the event a student elects to complete only one degree after having been admitted to both programs, previously allowed course substitutions will be honored and he/she must then meet all remaining requirements at the degree granting institution. 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).

  • M.S.W./M.A.T.M Dual Degree
    The MSW-M.A.T.M. dual degree requires 45 credit hours from the TCU Department of Social Work and 33 credit hours from Brite Divinity School. Students will transfer 15 credit hours from Social Work to satisfy the M.A.T.M. Specialization, Global/Cultural Context requirement, and three credit hours of electives. This coursework will normally be drawn from Social Work courses in Diversity and Social Justice, Administration and Management, Professional Foundations, and Social Welfare Policy. Students will transfer 15 credit hours from Brite to satisfy 6 hours of Field Work and nine hours of electives. A student’s field placement must be approved by administrators from both programs.
  • M.S.W. / M.T.S. Dual Degree
    The M.S.W.-M.T.S. dual degree requires 49 credit hours from Social Work and 34 credit hours from Brite Divinity School. Students will transfer 15 credits hours from Social Work to satisfy MTS elective hours at Brite Divinity School. Students will transfer 9 credit hours from Brite to satisfy elective hours in Social Work.
  • M.S.W. / M.Div. Dual Degree
    The M.S.W.-M.Div. dual degree requires 45 credit hours from Social Work and 66 hours from Brite. Students will transfer 15 credit hours from Social Work to satisfy requirements in Congregational Leadership, The Ministry of Care, Contextualization, Ethics, and 3 hours of electives at Brite. Students will transfer 15 credit hours from Brite to satisfy 6 hours of Field Work and 9 hours of electives in Social Work. A student’s field placement must be approved by administrators from both programs.