Brown Page Content 1MSW/Master of Arts in Professional StudiesStudents in this program earn a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Master of Arts in Professional Studies degree from Eden Theological Seminary. The program of study requires 90 credit hours, typically taken over three years.The basic goal of the social work and professional studies joint degree is to prepare students with the combined skills and values in both social work and leadership ministry. The areas for which the joint degree knowledge is most appropriate are in youth ministry, church administration, pastoral care, social justice ministry, health care, lay ministry, therapeutic and counseling services in religious-based settings. Application Information Separate applications are required for both the MSW and MAPS programs, and applicants must apply for the MAPS program through Eden Theological Seminary. Be sure to indicate that you are applying for a joint-degree in the MSW application for admission.Learn more about the Eden MAPS program and application.Learn more about the MSW program and application.