MSW Information Sessions

Attend a Master of Social Work Information Session

Thinking of applying to the Master of Social Work Program at Portland State? 
Want to learn about our Master of Social Work Program? 

The MSW Program's Portland Option, Distance Option in Salem, Distance Option in Ashland, and Online Option are providing information sessions. Each information session will cover:

  • MSW Curriculum
  • Field Placements
  • Application Process and
  • Student Resources and Funding
  • Social Work Licensure

Sessions will be held throughout the summer and fall.  Please check back regularly as we continue to add dates and times.  The times shown are Pacific Time unless otherwise noted.  Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to reserve a seat. 

Please note: There is major construction happening on Portland freeways this summer and traffic delays are expected.  Be sure to check local traffic conditions and give yourself plenty of time to travel.  For parking information and information for alternative transportation, please see the PSU Transportation & Parking Services page.     

Idealist Grad Fair - San Francisco, CA

A representative from Portland State University's Masters of Social Work program will be in attendance at the Idealist Grad Fair in San Francisco.  Stop by to learn more about the MSW program! 

  • Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Golden Gate Park County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122


Portland Option                                                            

  • August 22, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm RSVP

The information sessions for the Portland Option will take place in the School of Social Work located on the 6th floor of the Academic Student Recreaction Center (ASRC) at 1800 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97201.  The Portland Option information sessions will focus mainly on prospective students interested in attending the MSW program at the Portland campus, but prospective students interested in the other MSW options are encouraged to attend as well.  


Online Option

  • September 10, 2018 from 8:00am - 9:30am
  • September 20, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • October 3, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The information sessions for the Online Option will be held virtually via a video conferencing program called Zoom.  A link will be provided via email to join the Zoom session and will be sent 1 or 2 business days before the session.  Zoom is free to use, but does require a few moments to download.  Please RSVP to be added to the list to recieve the link for the session you wish to join.   


Distance Option

Central Oregon Site

  • August 16, 2018 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The information session for the Central Oregon Distance Option will take place at Central Oregon Community College, Health Careers Center, Room 230 in Bend, Oregon.  To attend, please email Gary Smith, Central Oregon Site Coordinator at


Eugene Site

  • August 27, 2018 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • October 15, 2018 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The information sessions for the Eugene Site Distance Option will take place at UO Baker Downtown Center, Patagonia Room, 975 High St., Eugene, OR  97401.  To attend, please RSVP here or email Valerie Hamby, Eugene Site Coordinator at