Master of Social Work Program Admissions

2023 - 2024 Admissions Cycle

Early application deadline January 19, 2024
Early application admission notification 1-3 weeks after application is reviewed
Final application deadline March 28, 2024
Admissions notification Rolling
Program start August 2024

Admissions Events

Join us for a Q&A virtual information meeting every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon Pacific Time. Meetings will cover information about the program, field education, the admissions process, and the availability of tuition assistance and stipendsEmail our admissions counselor to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Admission for Pacific Alumni & Current Students

Pacific University graduates who complete the application process by the early application deadline and meet all admission requirements will be guaranteed admission and have a reserved spot in the upcoming cohort.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with graduate admissions at if you experience any technical issues while creating your account or submitting your application.

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Pacific University undergraduate students can save a seat in the MSW program through the Pacific Priority guaranteed grad school admission program. Apply as soon as you deposit to become a Pacific undergraduate student or during your undergraduate years. Learn how.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed SocialWorkCAS application (that includes short answer essay questions)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 strongly desired
  • Completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Please reach out to admissions for accepted tests and scores. 
  • If accepted, students will need to successfully pass a background check, drug screen, and/or immunization requirements

Application Review Process

The Admissions Committee uses a holistic review process in considering applicants for admission, including factors such as:

  • Academic record
  • Community service and social work-related experience
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Commitment to the profession


Contact Us

Graduate & Professional

Mailing Address
Pacific University
MSW Admissions Program
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116