News and Events
Academy Award-Winning Documentary will Screen at SLU
ST. LOUIS, MO - The Saint Louis University School of Social Work has announced that on April 29th, the subject of the Academy Award-Winning documentary Inocente will screen her film in the Wool Ballroom of St. Louis University at 7:00 PM.
The film tells the story of Inocente's coming of age as an artist and her simultaneous struggle with homelessness as an undocumented immigrant. Both Inocente and the Executive Director of A
Reason to Survive (ARTS) will be on hand for a Q&A session following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.
Establishing the College for Public Health & Social Justice
The College for Public Health & Social Justice is a new academic unit that will combine SLU's accredited Schools of Public Health and Social Work. The College will become fully operational on July 1, 2013.
At the Saint Louis University's College for Public Health & Social Justice, we are dedicated to the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity.
While the School of Social Work and School of Public Health were previously separate entities, combining the fields of public health and social work into this new college provides a wider breadth of education and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.
The college is the only Catholic, Jesuit college for public health in the nation and the only accredited college for public health in Missouri. The college is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is one of only 50 fully accredited schools of public health. The School of Social Work within the College for Public Health & Social Justice has been continuously accredited by the Council for Social Work Education since 1952.
New Dual Degree in Partnership with Concordia Seminary
Saint Louis University has partnered with Concordia Seminary to offer a dual master's degree for students interested in pursuing careers as deaconesses and social workers. It's the first time the two institutions have partnered on an academic program.
Eligible students can begin seeking the dual-degree - a master of social work (MSW) from SLU and a master of arts in deaconess studies from Concordia. The new program is offered in collaboration with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).
"We believe the dual-degree program will increase professional services to help the Lutheran church address the social needs of the communities it serves," said Donald Linhorst, Ph.D., director of SLU's School of Social Work. "The school already has strong working relationships with Lutheran service agencies, and we look forward to this new opportunity to work together."
Concordia is one of two seminaries of the LCMS offering pastoral and deaconess formation and programs for theological scholars. Through the dual-degree program, students will receive theological education and formation along with the framework, skills and resources necessary to engage in social work practice that is especially geared to help the ministries and service organizations recognized by the LCMS.
"We are very excited about the new opportunities that this relationship with Saint Louis University offers to our students and the church," said Erik Herrmann, M.Div., Ph.D., director of deaconess studies at Concordia Seminary.
Proposals also are in the works to partner SLU's MSW program with Concordia Seminary's master of divinity and master of arts in theology degree programs.
For more information about the dual degree program, call the admissions department at Concordia Seminary at 800-822-9545, or the master of social work program at Saint Louis University at 314-977-2752.