Claire Argow Social Work Program

Pacific University’s Claire Argow Social Work program offers a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The BSW and Advanced Standing MSW program is offered at our Forest Grove campus, just outside of Portland, Oregon. The 2-year and Advanced Standing MSW program is offered at our Eugene campus. Our campus locations offer opportunities to learn and practice social work in a rural or urban setting. Pacific’s social work program is known for its individualized instruction and face-to-face mentoring from professors. We have a low student to faculty ratio, and focus on building a cohort of students prepared to become leaders in practice, policy, and research.

Students in Pacific’s Social Work program will experience teaching and learning in a close, nurturing environment. Professors create exceptional opportunities for professional growth and work with students to foster interprofessional relationships at both the bachelor and master’s level. Our faculty come from a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds with a range of expertise in areas such as; homeless and runaway youth, suicide, gerontology, LGBTQ youth, medical social work, psychotherapy, international social work, and indigenous communities.

Pacific's Social Work program is named for former Pacific University professor and prisoners rights advocate Claire Argow.

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Mindfulness

Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a Sept. 22 orientation. Classes begin Sept. 30. 

Tim Burns MSW '18 and Amber (Halverson) Burns MAT '17 welcomed their daughter, Eloise Lee Marie Burns.

Sara Summers

Summers joined the Pacific University Graduate & Professional Admissions team in 2007, supporting the School of Learning & Teaching and Master of Social Work programs on the Eugene Campus.

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Eugene
Oct
28
4 to 5:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Online
Nov
5
All Day | Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
Eugene
Nov
24
Noon | Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 to 5 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 26, 2021
Dec
9
All Day | Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021
Eugene
Dec
13
All Day | Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 to All Day | Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
Eugene