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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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Professor Maria Aranda works with community members
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Latinx Heritage Month
Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrating the many cultures, rich histories and invaluable contributions of the Latinx American community.

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USC Social Work Receives $4.8 Million Grant for SUD Workforce Development

The grant awarded by the State of California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAi) will provide stipend and internship opportunities in substance use disorder treatment, particularly for students from underrepresented communities. 

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USC Hosts Cultural Exchange Immersion with Taiwan Social Workers

Over the summer, social workers from the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families joined faculty at USC Social Work for a three-week intensive training and cross-cultural exchange.

Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificates Transform Students' Careers

Through our comprehensive graduate certificate program, students are enhancing their graduate-level training in a wide-range of practice options.  

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Carolina Peralta Ventura, associate director of practicum education and telebehavioral health operations, who has been a member of our social work family for 11 years. 

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Upcoming Events

Join us for Meet the MSW Program Director with Jennifer Lewis on October 3 (virtual) or November 7 (in person).

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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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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.