Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work

Master of Divinity/ Master of Social Work | Graduate

The Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (MDiv/MSW) degree program is offered by the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) and School of Social Work (HUSW).

The Howard University Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work dual degree provides an integrated course of study that prepares graduates for faith-based ministry, enhances students' identity and role in both social work and divinity and provides a convergence of conceptual framework from the biological/psychological/social/spiritual perspective at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of social and spiritual assessment and intervention.

Graduate students may complet the dual degree program in four years concerrently. Students will be accepted into the dual program and will receive one diploma designating both masters' degrees. Students will be able to complete the dual degree in four years instead of the five years required for completion of these degrees separately. 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for the Master of Divinity and the Master of Social Work degree for the respective schools. Due to the sequential nature of the dual degree program, applicants will only be admitted in the fall semester, and must be full-time students.

Additional Requirements for Master of Divinity students who wish to enroll in the MSW Program: .

  • Must complete an expository writing examination upon entry into the program.



Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Graduate
  • Related Degrees: M.Div. / M.S.W.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: In Person

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."

All credentials must be sent to:

 Howard University School of Divinity 
Office of Admissions
2900 Van Ness St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008