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MSW Electives - Open Enrollment

MSW Courses open to non-admitted students

We are pleased to offer the following MSW elective courses to non‐admitted students.  Course descriptions can be found on the PSU Class Schedule.  Unless otherwise noted, classes listed below will be held at the Portland Campus.  


Spring 2018:

  • SW 510 (CRN 64043) - Critical Disability Studies in Practice
  • SW 510 (CRN 65381) - Trauma Informed Care
  • SW 566 (CRN 64126) - Partnering with and Practicing in Child Welfare

PLEASE NOTE:  You must obtain permission to enroll.  To obtain permission, e-mail explaining your background that prepares you for the class.  Include information about your previous experience and/or coursework.  This will help us determine if you have knowledge and skills to successfully complete the class. Include your PSU ID (if you are admitted to PSU but not to the MSW program). 

If you are not currently admitted to Portland State University there are two options for admission: 

  • Post-Bac Admission:  $50 fee & transcripts required, allows students earlier access to registration and the option of applying for financial aid. 
  • Non-Degree Admission:  $25 fee, students are not eligible for financial aid. 

A $2 processing fee will apply to each of the above admission options.  The options listed above do not include admission to the MSW program; however, they allow enrollment in specific courses listed on this page.  To apply to the MSW program, please visit the MSW Admissions page.  If you wish to transfer in credits for one of these courses, please contact the MSW Program at  

If you have further questions about registering for non‐admit courses in the School of Social Work email

Tuition information can be accessed at Student Financial Services.