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Fall 2024 MSW Application Priority Deadline: January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Advanced Standing MSW Application Deadline: January 8, 2024
Fall 2024 PhD Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

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
Field Agency Students
SCupper Alum Merchan hosts students for dinner
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AIDS Memorial Quilt
World AIDS Day
December 1

Join us in McCarthy Quad on the USC campus for the AIDS Quilt Memorial and Life Celebration: A University-Wide Social Justice and Health Equity Event on December 1. Guest speakers, performers, a three city block display of panels from the original AIDS Memorial Quilt and much more!

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Co-Workers Inspire Each Other to Become Nurse Practitioners

Keck Hospital ICU nurses Jacob Spruill and Alejandra Cuevas helped each other take the next step in their careers in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. 

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Change at Home Base

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student Caris Berndt used a class assignment to advocate for change on the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Connecting Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Alumna Maria Garay-Serratos uses her personal story to raise awareness for the connection between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury in the documentary film "This Hits Home." 

Southern California Veterans Study
New Study Uncovers Evolving Needs of Veterans

The first regional study across three counties led by the Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) indicates an evolution in the needs of veterans throughout Southern California as they transition from active duty.

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Upcoming Events

Meet the MSW Program Director on December 5, 12pm - 1pm PST, via Zoom.  

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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.