2024 Commencement

Please visit our commencement page for all information regarding the 
ceremony for Class of 2024 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN graduates. 

Apply Now for 2024

Fall 2024 On-Campus MSW Application FINAL Deadline: July 16, 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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Professor Maria Aranda works with community members
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SCupper Alum Merchan hosts students for dinner
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Earth Month
Elevating the Social Justice of Climate Change

Learn how USC Social Work is addressing sustainability year-round, and join us for a virtual panel and discussion around environmental justice for Earth Day on April 25. 

Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month! Learn more about some of the inspiring figures whose significant contributions have shaped our past and present. 

David Ambroz
2024 Commencement Keynote Speaker

National poverty and child welfare expert, and best-selling author of the vivid memoir "A Place Called Home," will deliver the keynote address to MSW, MSN, DSW and PhD graduates at our 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Youth Violence Prevention Project
Addressing Public Safety for Neighborhood Youth

USC has established a first-of-its-kind community partnership, led by USC Social Work, to promote nonviolent intervention and relationship building for at-risk youth in the neighborhoods surrounding the UPC campus. 

Workforce Development
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. 

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Events Spotlight

Join us for ShowCAIS 2024 on April 19, symposium highlighting the work of faculty and students using AI for social good. 

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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.