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.

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Roe vs. Wade

A Message from Dean Sarah Gehlert on Overturning Roe vs. Wade

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court seems a perilous move away from the personal freedom that women have achieved to date.

Pride Month

June is Pride Month

The Center for LGBTQ+ Health Equity at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to a world that promotes the physical, emotional and social well-being of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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'Death Investigators' in LBGTQ+ Health Equity Research

No standard statistics currently exist that record the number of deaths each year for those who identify as LGBTQ+. Their lives, and deaths, are literally not counted

Proud & Empowered

Proud & Empowered

First-of-its-kind Proud & Empowered school-based intervention is preventing the impact of traumatic adolescent experiences for LGBTQ+ youth.

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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

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 on June 29 at 10am PDT for The Future of Telebehavioral Health: Services in the Post-Pandemic Environment, discussing research and data highlighting telehealth services' effectiveness for specific disorders and conditions. 2 CEU's are available. 

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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.”

Power of 3

Voting is Social Work

Join the VISW Power of 3 Campaign! Calling all social workers into action to mobilize voters.

Four Ways to Earn Your MSW

Whether you want to graduate as quickly as possible or study on nights and weekends, we have options that will work around your schedule.

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Our Heroes in Social Work

Michael Washington, MSW ’19, is a retired Marine and firefighter. Now, as a social worker and therapist he uses his personal story to help his fellow veterans and first responders address issues of stress, PTSD and suicide. Washington was featured in “Honoring our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood,” a special on OWN hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Sterling K. Brown.

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.

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Reach out today to learn more about our world class programs, visit our campus or apply now to begin your educational journey at USC.