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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.
Maria Aranda, associate professor, and other USC experts say that while we wait for better Alzheimer’s treatments, there is something we can do right now: Turn our attention to the caregivers.
There has never been a more important time to become a social worker. In these videos, our faculty tell you why.
Assistant Professor John R. Blosnich has been selected for a 2021 NIH Director's New Innovator Award, part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program supporting exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact.
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Meet Karla Gomez, program assistant for USC Telehealth, who has been a member of our social work family for 5 years.
The school is dedicated to eliminating racial injustice and promoting an ongoing process of healing and reconciliation to dismantle racism.
Join us for Right Brain-to-Right Brain Psychotherapy: A Master Class with Allan Schore on October 23. Presented in partnership with the California Society for Clinical Social Work.
Learn about the life and career of the woman affectionately known as the “social worker’s social worker.”
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is deeply saddened by the loss of beloved dean emeritus and professor emeritus, Rino J. Patti, who guided the school of social work to one of its most productive and respected decades.
Whether you want to graduate as quickly as possible or study on nights and weekends, we have options that will work around your schedule.
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.
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.
Reach out today to learn more about our world class programs, visit our campus or apply now to begin your educational journey at USC.