Master of Arts: Peace Studies & Master of Social Work

The dual MAPS and MSW combines electives and field education requirements the AMBS MAPS and Andrews University MSW programs so the degrees can be earned in three years, rather than four, as would be the case if the programs were taken separately.


  • Prepare MAPS graduates more broadly so that they will have more servant leadership options for employment upon graduation.
  • Attract college graduates with the BSW who would enjoy the advantage of Advanced Standing at Andrews University, so that both degrees can be earned in two or three years.
  • Serve the church by preparing graduates for social service ministries, such as in relief and development work, with strong biblical, theological, and ethical foundations.


Normally students concentrate on AMBS courses during the first year and then take MSW and AMBS courses over the next two years.

The AMBS Integrative Seminar Faculty Leaders or the Director of Missional Leadership Development works cooperatively with the Andrews MSW Director of Field Education to find field placements that fulfill the expected learning requirements of both programs.

Six credit hours of elective courses at Andrews are used to complete the MAPS requirements.

For additional details, please review the AMBS Catalog.