About the Master of Social Work (MSW) program

The mission of George Fox University’s School of Social Work master's degree program is to prepare graduates for worldwide leadership and service as social work professionals who integrate the values, knowledge, and skills of social work with the highest competence and ethical integrity within public and private human service organizations, faith communities, and religiously affiliated agencies.

Three themes relevant to the convergence of mission between the university and the MSW program emerge:

  • Competent, ethical integration of Christian faith and the highest standards of social work scholarship and professional practice
  • Leadership in professionally oriented, globally engaged, experientially grounded education
  • Commitment to social justice and service

The program is designed for students who are committed to social justice and human service in an MSW program that:

  • Combines the highest standards of social work scholarship and professional practice in the context of a strong, respected private university that maintains its distinctive Christian identity
  • Prepares graduates to work ethically and effectively with spiritual and religious diversity
  • Is characterized by the personal investment of faculty members in community building and the success of graduates

The MSW program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), making it one of only three schools in Oregon with such a distinction. It is also the only nationally accredited Christian MSW program in Oregon.

About George Fox

George Fox is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the nation, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university in the top tier of its “Best National Universities” category. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities, including employment, on the basis of age, sex, handicap/disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or other statuses protected by applicable nondiscrimination laws.