Pastoral Studies and Social Work, Master | Aquinas Institute of Theology | Saint Louis, United States
24 months
850 USD/credit 34000 USD/year
850 USD/credit 34000 USD/year
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The dual Pastoral Studies and Social Work program at Aquinas Institute of Theology, offered by Aquinas Institute of Theology and the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, allows students to complete both degrees more expeditiously.


These Pastoral Studies and Social Work degrees at Aquinas Institute of Theology offer multiple opportunities to engage in field education. Students complete Supervised Practice of Ministry (SPM) I in a pastoral placement, as well as a Foundation Practicum and a Concentration Practicum within a social work placement. The field education curriculum in both programs helps the student develop a pastoral leadership style that is marked by effectiveness, service, integration, and a special commitment to the ministry of the Word.

Ministry Opportunities

  • Students who hold the dual MAPS/MSW degree are well-prepared for ministries available to non-social work students, as well as for clinical or community social work. 
  • Graduates of this program have successfully drawn upon their study of theology, ministry, and social work in such fields as health care, non-profit ministries, and education. After graduation, students are able to seek professional licensing as social workers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sacramental and Theological Foundations of Ministry 
  • Church History I or Church History 
  • Human Behavior and Environment 
  • Social Work Practice Theory 
  • Social Work Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Reflection Paper
  • Standardized Tests
  • Interview
  • Three References
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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