2022 Commencement

Visit our commencement page for links to 2022 ceremony recordings.

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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John Oberg

Class of 2022 Graduates

DSW graduate John Oberg is a third-generation Trojan who turned to social work to address chronic health care.

Laura Trejo

Class of 2022 Graduates

From humble beginnings in El Salvador to Los Angeles County leader, DSW graduate Laura Trejo will receive her fourth USC degree in May 2022.

Jennifer Weck

Class of 2022 Graduates

MSW graduate Jennifer Weck named School Social Work Intern of the Year by the San Diego County Department of Education. 

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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

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 May 5 for Stoicism and Suicide Prevention: How a Stoic Approach Might End Military Suicide. Presented by Professor and Director of Military and Veterans Programs Carl Castro.

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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.”

Yvonne Elliott

Class of 2022 Graduates

MSW graduate Yvonne Elliott calls on her personal history to advocate for federal domestic violence legislation.

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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Our Heroes in Social Work

Michael Washington, MSW ’19, is a retired Marine and firefighter. Now, as a social worker and therapist he uses his personal story to help his fellow veterans and first responders address issues of stress, PTSD and suicide. Washington was featured in “Honoring our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood,” a special on OWN hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Sterling K. Brown.

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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