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MDiv / MSW


Palmer Seminary’s unique M.Div. Dual Degree Program combining a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree reflects the Seminary’s longstanding commitment to holistic ministry—to caring for the spiritual, material, emotional, and social needs of others. Candidates for this dual degree may envision a career as a pastor or in some other professional Christian ministry in which they want to integrate social work into their ministry activities. Or they may want to become professional social workers with a solid theological and spiritual foundation for their work.

A Guide to Seminary Writing 
Critical Analysis in Theological Studies
Biblical Interpretation for Ministry
Old Testament Pentateuch 
Old Testament Historical Books
Gospel and Acts 
Spiritual Formation 
Foundations of Pastoral Care and Counseling 
Theology and Ethics of Congregational Life 
The Church in Mission Through History 
Christianity and Social Work 
Vocational Personal Inventories 
10-20 Sessions of Personal Counseling 
Readiness Interview for Level 2 

Begin MSW at program of your choice 
Enroll in required MDIV/MSW internship seminary for two years 
Summer Integrating Social Work and Ministry 
Mid-Progam Assessment 

New Testament Greek and Greek Exegesis or Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis
Prophets or Pauline Epistles or Biblical Theology 
Systematic Theology and Ethics: Vision of Community 
Systematic Theology and Ethics: Reign of God 
Introduction to Homiletics 
Theology and Practice of Worship
Church Renewal and Evangelism 
Foundations of Pastoral Care and Counseling 
Theological Field Education 
Summative Project/Paper that speaks to both social work and ministry 

Prospective students who have questions about the M.Div/M.S.W cooperative degree program may contact the Admissions Office: 800-222-3872, ext. 2948, semadmis@eastern.edu