MSW Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses

Specific courses are not required for the Master in Social Work Program. However, ideally, applicants will have completed a minimum or two courses from each of the following categories: 

  • Natural science and mathematics
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Humanities and arts

Download the Prerequisite Form (pdf).

Other Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for last 45 credits completed
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check upon admission
  • GRE scores are not required

Candidates may apply to the master of social work program by submitting the following:

  • Pacific University MSW application
  • $55 application fee
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution evidenced by an official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your ability to grow professionally in the program
  • Personal statement describing your path to the master in social work program. Include factors that influenced your decision and your professional goals.