Master of Social Work Accreditation

In July of 2017 the Commission of Accreditation, a working committee of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), authorized the initial accreditation for the MSW degree program at Pacific University. The university confers a master’s degree of social work (MSW) with three enrollment options to facilitate the appropriate academic, career, or life choices in pursuit of this professional degree.

All students who graduated from our MSW program while the program was in candidacy (fall 2014 and after) will be considered to have graduated from a fully accredited MSW program. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the MSW Program Director at
Pacific University’s Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) program has been fully accredited by CSWE since 2011 and our entire university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Pacific is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Oregon Independent Colleges Foundation, the Oregon Independent Colleges Association, the American Association of University Women, the Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ, the College Scholarship Service, the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges, the National Collegiate Athletics Association, and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.