Pacific Extends Master of Social Work Program to Forest Grove Campus

Pacific University will extend a portion of its master of social work program to the Forest Grove Campus starting in Fall 2020.

Pacific opened its MSW program at its Eugene Campus in 2014 with a two-year traditional route or a one-year advanced standing route for students who already hold a bachelor of social work degree. Both programs will continue in Eugene, while the advanced standing route also will be available in Forest Grove.

The Master in Social Work Advanced Standing program will make it possible for students with bachelor’s degrees in social work to earn their MSW in just nine months. Students will attend classes two days a week for the new program on the Forest Grove Campus, and field placements will be in the Portland Metro area. Students may also apply to Pacific’s full, two-year MSW in Eugene.

Students who completed their bachelor's degree in social work more than five years before applying to the MSW program must demonstrate that they have engaged in continuing education and professional social work practice during a majority of the years since their undergraduate education. A bachelor’s degree in social work does not guarantee applicants admission to Pacific’s MSW program. 

Please contact Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions Sara Summers at for further information and application materials. To meet Pacific’s early decision deadline, applications should be submitted prior to Dec. 13. The final application deadline is March 6, 2020.

Pacific will host an information session about the new program on Oct. 16 in the Washburne University Center, Lounge 204, in Forest Grove from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019