If you're a junior or senior with a heart for helping people, take a moment to consider our Master of Social Work program. An MSW from Fox will give you the skills and experience you need to transform hearts, inspire hope and ignite potential.

At George Fox, we believe that social work isn’t just a career – it’s a missional role that allows you to have a positive impact on the lives of the people who need it most. You’ll have the opportunity to advocate for justice and human rights as you show God’s love to others. Your work today will better the lives of people tomorrow, and we’ll prepare you for any challenges you might face.

George Fox’s MSW program provides a safe environment to have difficult conversations that will broaden your perspective.

“Our professors and my classmates weren’t scared to ask the difficult questions or talk about difficult topics,” says Chascity-Mae Sarmiento, a George Fox MSW. “It was an environment where any question, opinion and value was welcomed, no matter what background you came from or spiritual belief you had.”

In addition, our experienced faculty come from multiple backgrounds – everything from grief counseling to international social work – and they’re dedicated to you and your education. 

Chascity-Mae Sarmiento

My professors were authentic, transparent and supportive. Our class went through a lot of challenges personally and professionally, and every single time our professors were there for us. We were treated as people – we were truly known and seen. Though our education was important, I felt like our lives were the priority.

As you attend interactive classes and get to know your professors, you’ll also meet other aspiring social workers who share your passion. We asked Kyra Brown, a graduate of the George Fox MSW program, to reflect on the program’s community. 

“I loved how small the program was, and how we all got to know each other as students so well,” she says. “I built many friendships from the program that will last a lifetime. I wouldn’t have had this experience if it had been a huge program like the ones at other schools.”

In addition to classroom learning, you’ll have the opportunity to gain field experience through an internship suited to your interests. Some things you have to experience in the field for yourself, and we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

“I’m not sure I would say anything or anyone can prepare you for the difficult parts of social work – those are things you learn from experience,” Sarmiento says. “What this program did prepare me for is learning how to reach out to my support system; how to build a community to support me when this career gets tough; and how to truly know someone and treat them like a human rather than a case to be fixed. George Fox gave me people and experiences that taught me more lessons than a textbook or assignment ever could.”

As you can see, George Fox is dedicated to providing you with a holistic education, not just simple preparation for getting your LCSW license. Our interactive classes, well-rounded faculty, tight-knit community and in-the-field experiences will prepare you to positively impact future generations. We’re just as excited about your interest in a career of servant leadership as you are, and we hope to see you in our classes. 

The application deadline is April 1. If you’re ready to take the next step, get started now

If you graduated from George Fox with a bachelor’s degree in social work, you’re eligible for our Advanced Standing option. This means you’ll be in and out of our MSW program in just nine months! If not, you’ll be able to complete the program in just two years. If you have any additional questions, visit our Master of Social Work webpage or connect with admissions counselor Kristie DeHaven for more information. 

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