Pacific University’s original campus in Forest Grove is home to its residential undergraduate programs, as well as graduate studies in writing, education and optometry.
Pacific offers a full range of undergraduate majors and minors in the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business and education. At the Forest Grove Campus, undergraduate students gain an experience that prepares them for careers and further studies with a mix of rigorous academics, nurturing faculty, and exciting student activities.
Forest Grove also is home to several graduate programs.
The College of Optometry offers its doctorate in optometry, as well as master’s and PhD level programs in vision sciences. Optometry students see patients at the Pacific EyeClinic Forest Grove on campus, as well as at five other clinics in the Portland area, and they have the opportunity to conduct research in the Vision Performance Institute, also in Forest Grove.
Become a teacher or advance your career in education with the College of Education’s graduate programs in Forest Grove.
- Master of Arts in Teaching | Perfect for recent graduates or those looking to change careers, the general MAT Program offers part-time and full-time routes to becoming a teacher or advancing your teaching career.
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education | Prepare to become a special education teacher with this specialized MAT Program in Forest Grove. Tracks are available for prospective teachers earning their Oregon teaching license, or for current teachers adding an endorsement to their license.
- Advanced Programs | Current teachers can advance their careers, and non-educators can enhance their understanding of teaching and learning with a wide selection of advanced programs.
Pacific’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program also meets at the Forest Grove Campus for one of its two annual residencies.