Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW

About the MSW/MDiv at Loyola

Bridging one's faith with a desire to serve individuals and communities in need can be one of life's most powerful callings. The Master of Social Work/Master of Divinity (MSW/MDiv) dual degree program is designed to meet the academic, formational, and professional needs of individuals looking to answer this calling to integrate their spiritual faith with care for their community in a way that positively impacts lives.

The MSW/MDiv dual degree incorporates the Ignatian spirituality and social justice mission of Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) with flexible on-campus and online delivery options and an exceptionally strong sense of community among students and faculty. It is a truly distinctive graduate learning experience.

Program Structure

Students in the program complete course requirements from the MSW and MDiv curricula, and also can make professional connections through internship opportunities at our partner agencies.

The MSW/MDiv dual-degree program can be pursued full-time or part-time. Classes are held at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, and most of the courses are also offered online.

Divinity MDivInstitute of Pastoral Studies

Masters | Part-Time or Full-Time | On-Campus, Online | Fall, Spring, Summer

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Empowering individuals and communities by articulating experiences in religious language, discerning the presence of the divine in others' experiences, and guiding them on their spiritual journey is one of life's most powerful callings. This program is designed to meet the academic, formational, and professional needs of those called to ministerial leadership.

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Social Work MSWSchool of Social Work

Masters | Part-Time or Full-Time | On-Campus | Fall, Spring, Summer

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This program is designed to develop professionals who have the confidence and skills to take on the challenge to improve individual and family welfare and empower people within our communities to promote social justice. You will thrive in our program if you have a true passion for social justice issues and a determination to advocate and take action to help transform lives and communities.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW is a dual degree program that awards separate degrees for each program completed. Therefore, cost will equal the summation of each individual degree program's tuition times the number of credit hours taken in that program. Some dual degrees may have shared credits that adjust the total cost of the program. Please view the following pages for more information on each individual program's tuition, and contact the Office of the Bursar with any questions.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Spring: November 1
Summer/Fall: May 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Divinity/Social Work MDiv/MSW include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 2 References

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Personal Statement

International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page.

Additional Details

For general information and a step-by-step guide to applying for graduate and professional study, please visit our Admission Process page.

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