Master of Social Work | MSW

Master's Degree

Pacific University’s unique master of social work (MSW) program features educational experiences designed to prepare students to work as successful professionals in the social work field.

It takes more than a good heart and a desire to help. To make a positive, lasting impact, a social worker must possess knowledge, values, skills and competencies. At Pacific University, we provide our students with the tools they will need to become professional social workers. Together, we will work towards creating a better world.

Students have two pathways to admission — MSW programs in Eugene include a full, two-year MSW program and an advanced standing program for students with a bachelor of social work degree. The MSW advanced standing program is also available on the Forest Grove Campus.

Pacific’s MSW programs offer an advanced practice degree based on the purpose of the social work profession—to promote human and community wellbeing. Practical field education is designed to promote the application of social work values and ethics, theory, and skills to practice. The professor to student ratio at Pacific allows for individualized instruction and mentoring and both locations provide opportunities to explore social work practice in both rural and urban settings.

The MSW program is accredited (2017–2021) by the Council on Social Work Education.

MSW Program Handbook (pdf) | Assessment Results (pdf)

Headlines

Students and staff from Pacific’s Master of Social Work program and the School of Learning & Teaching took part in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Eugene, OR alongside more than 750 participants community members, to show their support for suicide awareness and prevention.

LCC and Pacific officials sign partnership agreement

Pacific will move its Eugene Campus teaching and social work programs to facilities at LCC, enhancing pathways and support systems for students.

Social work alumna Daisy Rizo poses in a session setting

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

Upcoming Events

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All Day | Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
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All Day | Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 to All Day | Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
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All Day | Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 to All Day | Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
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All Day | Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 to All Day | Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
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All Day | Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 to All Day | Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
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2 p.m. | Monday, Jan. 27, 2020