The Science of Social Work & Nursing with Real-World Practice

The Science of Social Work & Nursing with Real-World Practice


2021 Induction Ceremony of AASWSW Fellows

The Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) inducted 12 new Fellows during a virtual ceremony at the 2021 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on January 22. The 150 Fellows of the Academy represent the most senior members of the social work profession, nationally and internationally. 

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There has never been a more important time to become a social worker. Our faculty tell you why.

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Eric Rice

Associate Professor Eric Rice named 2021 SSWR Fellow

Congratulations to Eric Rice, associate professor and co-director of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), who has been named to the Class of 2021 Fellows for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). 

Dean Sarah Gehlert

A Message from Dean Sarah Gehlert on Upholding Our Values

As social workers and nurses we live by our professional and personal values and ethics. Read a message to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Community from Dean Sarah Gehlert.

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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to eliminating racial injustice and promoting an ongoing process of healing and reconciliation to dismantle racism. 

Read the school's Commitment to Racial Justice Statement.

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Meet The Departments

USC MSW students select a department of study to customize their education. Want to learn more about the three choices? Hear from faculty and students representing each department in our recorded webinar series.

100X100 Scholarship Initiative

100X100 Scholarship Initiative

A social work education touches many lives beyond those of our MSW students. Help us provide 100 impactful scholarships to these deserving students to help relieve their burden of debt.
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The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is a leader in social work and nursing education and research. The school integrates the science of social work with real-world practice to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities and advance social and economic justice on a local, national and global scale.

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