May 12, 2023 - Ceremony for Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN
Fall 2023 Deadline: Full-Time - April 3
On the Frontline of Change in Los Angeles
An inclusive, tightly-knit campus set directly within the communities we serve.
In the Sweet Spot Between Scholarship and Community
Learn from nationally recognized expert faculty whose research is embedded and tested within Los Angeles communities.
Investing in Bright Ideas
The solutions of the past cannot solve the challenges of the future. Our flexible MSW program gives students the confidence to break from convention when necessary to better support populations in need.
A Family Culture
The Trojan Family is real. The supportive, hands-on academic environment that students experience remains strong throughout their careers.
Your MSW, in San Diego
Our transformative MSW program is now available in San Diego. Earn your degree through our flexible hybrid model.
Celebrating our MSW, DSW and PhD alumni who have significantly influenced and set new standards for the profession of social work, earning them the honor of NASW Social Work Pioneer®.
The opportunity to experience the inner workings of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is unique to USC Social Work and affords students hands-on training in addressing homelessness.
Joel Cisneros, Kristen Doherty, Sara Gentry and Jabril Rollins are essential to the behavioral and mental health needs of students across the country.
The Center for Homelessness, Housing and Health Equity Research is leading the charge to end homelessness through novel studies and innovative education.
Visit our full faculty publications page.
Meet Josh Watson, assistant dean for student affairs, who has been a member of our social work family for 11 years.
The school is dedicated to eliminating racial injustice and promoting an ongoing process of healing and reconciliation to dismantle racism.
Join us for a 2-session course on Inclusive Antiracist Clinical Supervision, April 14 and 21, in partnership with the California Society for Clinical Social Work. 6 CEUs available. Use code USC-Alumni for discount.
Learn about the life and career of the woman affectionately known as the “social worker’s social worker.”
Monique Bingham, MSW '21, is NASW's 2022 Emerging Social Work Leader. She works as a mental health therapist at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, which strives to end mass incarceration in California. Her own father was incarcerated when she was a child, and released when she became an adult.
Listen to Monique discuss recidivism as the featured guest on the NASW podcast Social Work Talks.
The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work champions social justice for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through innovative teaching of evidence-based practice and practice-based skills, pioneering transformative research, and cultivating leadership for social change.
Ready to chart a new path forward? View steps to apply or start your application to our world class MSW today.