2023 Commencement

May 12, 2023 - Ceremony for Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN

Apply Now - Master of Social Work

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.

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National Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month

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®. 

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Students Elevate the Stories of L.A.'s Unhoused

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.

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Alumni Making a Difference in School and Educational Settings

Joel Cisneros, Kristen Doherty, Sara Gentry and Jabril Rollins are essential to the behavioral and mental health needs of students across the country. 

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Research Spotlight

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Josh Watson, assistant dean for student affairs, who has been a member of our social work family for 11 years.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The school is dedicated to eliminating racial injustice and promoting an ongoing process of healing and reconciliation to dismantle racism.

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Upcoming Events

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.

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Who is Suzanne Dworak-Peck?

Learn about the life and career of the woman affectionately known as the “social worker’s social worker.”

Monique Bingham

Our Heroes in Social Work

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.

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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.

Drive Meaningful Change With Your MSW

Ready to chart a new path forward? View steps to apply or start your application to our world class MSW today.