MSW Programs | Eugene Campus

Choose your pathway to a Master of Social Work degree at Pacific University's Eugene Campus.

The master of social work degree is available to any students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university. For some students, pursuing a master of social work degree represents a change in pathway from their undergraduate studies. Other students are continuing a bachelor level education in social work.

Pacific’s MSW program in Eugene offers two pathways to admission, regular and advanced standing.

Two-Year Full-Time Program (Regular Admission)

Any applicant with a four-year (undergraduate) degree from an accredited institution is eligible to apply for admission to Pacific’s MSW program. The degree need not be in the social sciences, but should contain courses that address the liberal arts requirement stated below. Regular admission will take two years of full-time study to complete (64 semester credits). 

One-Year Advanced Standing Program

Students who have earned a bachelor of social work degree (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program, no more than five years prior to beginning the MSW program, are eligible to apply for advanced standing. The advanced standing MSW program requires one year (32 semester credits) of full-time study plus a one-credit “tune-up” course just before the program begins.

An advanced standing program is offered at Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus as well.

Earned a BSW more than Five Years Ago?

If students completed their bachelor's degree in social work more than five years before applying to the MSW program, they 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 BSW does not guarantee applicants admission to Pacific’s MSW program.

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Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions