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Social Work

Pacific University Oregon

24 months
23328 USD/year
23328 USD/year
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The Social Work program of Pacific University Oregon 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 in the Social Work program of Pacific University Oregon 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. Pacific's Master of Social Work is part of the Claire Argow Social Work Program, along with the Bachelor of Social Work.

Careers & Outcomes | Master of Social Work

After Pacific | Professional social workers work to establish social and economic justice, prevent conditions that limit human rights, eliminate poverty, and enhance the quality of life for all persons.

To a social worker, it's not just a job— it's a calling. Social workers help individuals function better within their environment but also work on changing the environment so that it works better for individuals and families. This is one of the defining features of the social work profession and one of the reasons that social workers are passionate about their profession.

Social workers are employed in a wide variety of settings including schools, hospice, substance abuse treatment centers, domestic violence agencies, hospitals, criminal justice settings, services for children and families, homeless shelters, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations, services for military veterans, organizations serving older adults, and mental health.

In fact, throughout the nation, more social workers deliver mental health services than any other profession. Wherever we find poverty or substance abuse, wherever mental and physical health challenges limit people from realizing their true potential, and wherever we see social injustice and oppression, that’s where you’ll find social workers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basics of Social Work & Social Welfare
  • Human Behavior in Social Environment
  • Influencing Social Policy
  • Human Rights & Social Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Latino Family and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check upon admission
  • GRE scores are not required
  • 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
  • Essay – 2-3 pages in length
  • Applicants with a BSW degree will submit an additional essay with their Advanced Standing Application – 2-3 pages in length

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11664 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    23328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11664 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition for the advanced standing program is $12,028 per semester.

Living costs for Forest Grove

1410 - 2511 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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