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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Maria P. Aranda

Social work professor dedicated to Latinx healthy aging

María P. Aranda, professor and executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, has dedicated her career to the emerging crisis of brain health in the Latinx population, and mentoring the next generation of Latinx researchers in aging. 

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'The Janes' - screening and panel discussion

Join us on October 20 for Examining Reproductive Rights: Health Care, Culture and Policy Perspectives, at the Ray Stark Family Theatre, UPC. An exclusive screening of the HBO documentary film 'The Janes' and panel discussion with the film's directors, Oscar-nominee Tia Lessin and Emmy-nominee Emma Pildes, and USC faculty. RSVP by October 17

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Voting IS Social Work

Join the national social work voter mobilization campaign! Learn how to help mobilize the vote in your community

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Research Spotlight

New study from Associate Professor Julie Cederbaum finds that social workers were the essential but overlooked COVID frontline heroes

Visit our full faculty publications page.

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Daisy Ventura, assistant director of admissions operations, who has been a member of our social work family for 3.5 years. 

 

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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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Upcoming Events

Join us on October 29 for The Faraway-Nearby of Loss: How we Mourn. 2 CEU's available. Use code USC-Alumni for discount!

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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.”

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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Accelerated

12 months
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Traditional

24 months
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Working Professionals

28 months
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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.

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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.