Application & Admission
For admission to the joint degree program, candidates must apply and be accepted by both Truett Seminary’s Master of Theological Studies program and the Social Work program.
Prospective students will declare their intent to enroll in the joint degree with both George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Baylor University School of Social Work. Students will be required to make formal application to each academic unit.
The MTS degree consists of 48 course credit hours. The MSW degree can be earned through two programs, the standard two year program and the advanced standing program. The standard two-year program requires 60 course credit hours. This program and the MTS require a total of 108 hours when completed separately. For social work students in the standard two year program, the total number of hours for the MTS-MSW joint program will be 90 hours.
For those students who qualify, the MSW advanced standing program consists of 35 course credit hours, so that it and the MTS require a total of 83 hours when completed separately. For social work students in the advanced standing program, the total number of hours for the MTS-MSW joint program will be 71 hours.
In the proposed joint degree program, 9 elective hours taken in the School of Social Work will be counted toward the MTS degree requirements. Six hours from the MTS degree will be counted toward the standard two-year MSW program requirements and three from the MTS degree will be counted toward the advanced-standing MSW program requirements (advanced standing).
More information about the M.Div./M.S.W. is available at the Baylor School of Social Work website or contact: