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Fall 2024 MSW Application Main Deadline: April 1, 2024

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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Black History Month 2023

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to honor generations of Black Americans who have shaped this nation, and continue to focus on equity and justice for all. Join USC to celebrate and educate!

Oludara Adeeyo
Alumna Focuses on Wellness for Black Women

Oludara Adeeyo, MSW '19, has released her third self-care book to improve mental health, eliminate stress and promote self-advocacy for Black women. 

MSW Student participates in the VetConnect program
New Initiative Helps Veterans Get Off the Streets

VetConnect works in tandem with the annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count to connect unhoused veterans with VA services they are entitled to, in real time, including housing, medical care, substance use and mental health services.

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Workforce Development Programs Provide Path to Careers

Stipend and scholarship programs available to social work students provide financial aid combined with specialized career training and a potential pathway to post-graduation employment. 

Regina Nadir
DSW Candidate Receives GCSW Doctoral Award

Regina Nadir selected as a 2024 Grand Challenges for Social Work Doctoral Fellow for her capstone project focused on achieving equal opportunity and justice in the educational system. 

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Upcoming Events

Join us for a screening of the documentary film "Seeking Asylum: A Mother's Journey" hosted by the SDP-Keck Human Rights Clinic on March 1, 2024.

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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.”

Richard Kluckow

Our Heroes In Social Work

Richard Kluckow, DSW '18, is harnessing data to effect change as a supervisory statistician in the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is part of a team that collects and analyzes data from current and formerly incarcerated populations which helps frame the agendas of policymakers to make improvements in the system. 

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.