Expand your potential with an MSW specialized in health care.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students to work in a variety of practices, including mental health, diabetes, aging, and public health. Students will become skilled and compassionate professionals, who provide comprehensive and culturally sensitive clinical care using an evidence-based approach. This hybrid (online and classroom) program is offered on our Sacramento campus, and is open to students with or without academic and career experience in social work.

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The 16-month Accelerated Program

This accelerated 16-month traditional program is designed for students without a bachelor's degree in social work, and a new cohort starts each fall trimester (August). 

Apply now through May 31, 2024 for the cohort beginning in Fall 2024.

The 12-month Advanced Standing Program

A 12-month Advanced Standing option is available for students with bachelor's degree in social work, and new cohort starts each spring semester (January).

Apply now through August 31, 2024 for the cohort beginning in Spring 2025.

School of Health Sciences students provide services at community clinic.
A Growing Field
Become an Agent of Change

Employment of health care social workers is projected to grow 17% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As a social worker, you can provide excellent client care and advocate for social justice.

The Master of Social Work Program at University of the Pacific is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific has been a part of the Sacramento community since McGeorge School of Law was founded in 1924. Located in the Oak Park neighborhood, our 13-acre Sacramento Campus is home to the School of Health Sciences and a number of graduate degree programs.

The Sacramento Campus is also home to Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research, which has informed public policy through its economic forecasts and other studies since 2004.