Concentration Areas | MSW

Pacific University’s MSW program offers students a choice between two concentrations.

During the second year, students may pursue a generalist Health and Wellness concentration, designed to prepare social workers to meet the urgent need among individuals and families to gain access to affordable, high quality health and wellness services. Students will gain competence in diagnoses and advanced therapeutic approaches the foster wellness and independence.

Alternately, second-year students may pursue a Latino Families & Culture concentration designed to prepare students to work with the largest and fastest growing group in the United States. The Latino Families & Culture concentration includes an immersion experience in Latin America, during which students will live with a host family, absorbing language and culture 24/7. Back at our Eugene Campus, Latino Families & Culture students will enroll in a class titled “Promoting Wellness with Latino Clients.”

Second-year students may choose of any electives for their spring semester. Elective courses are marked by concentration: "LFC" for Latino Families & Culture and "HW" for Health & Wellness.  Selecting 2 of 3 within a concentration category determines the student's chosen concentration.