Joint Master of Social Work Degree

YDS students may apply for a joint M.S.W. degree through the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work. Candidates for the joint-degree program may be eligible to count up to the equivalent of one term’s credit hours at the other school to satisfy course work in each program. In most cases, the period of study required to complete the two degrees is less (usually by one year) than would be required to complete those degrees if they were pursued independently. Field education/supervised ministry may be coordinated between the two programs. Students interested in pursuing a joint M.Div./M.S.W. are encouraged to apply to the UConn program at the start of the application period in the fall. For more information on the joint program, please contact the YDS Admissions Office and visit UConn’s School of Social Work website.

News announcement: Jerry Streets appointed to lead social work joint-degree program

Meet a current student and two graduates who are completing, or have completed, the joint degree.

Yale Divinity School is one of 20 partner institutions in the three-year $35 million CT Health Horizons initiative to address shortages of nurses and social workers in Connecticut. 

For more information and answers to your questions, contact Frederick “Jerry” Streets, Adjunct Associate Professor of Divinity and Social Work.