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Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN

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Fall 2023 Late Deadline: Full-Time - June 9

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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Trojan Guardian Scholars 2023 Graduates

Class of 2023 Graduates

Trojan Guardian Scholars Gala celebrates impressive former foster youth graduates from five USC schools.

Raelene Zamora

Class of 2023 Graduates

For Raelene Zamora, who grew up in a small town, access to medical care in her community has always been daunting, and as a family nurse practitioner she wants to help make access to health care a priority. 

Jonathan Spikes

Class of 2023 Graduates

Jonathan Spikes launched his school-based gun violence-reduction program through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, focused on helping one of the poorest and most violent areas in Florida.

Linda Bankston

Class of 2023 Graduates

In Russellville, Arkansas, when the police respond to a domestic violence call, Linda Bankston rides with them as the victim advocate for the Domestic Violence Liaison Program, a partnership with the Russellville Police Department she helped to create. 

Lito De Luca

Class of 2023 Graduates

For 15 years Lito De Luca was an accountant, then he became a foster parent and it forever altered the trajectory of his life and career.

Tyler Christy

Class of 2023 Graduates

Marine Corp veteran Tyler Christy is prepared and empowered to engage with individuals and communities as a family nurse practitioner.

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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.