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USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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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Ben Henwood Appointed Director of HPRI

The Homlessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Henwood as its new director, effective July 1. HPRI will be jointly operated and managed by USC Social Work and USC Price. 

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2024 Homeless Count Report Released

Data collected during the 2024 Homeless Count by USC Social Work in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is released, finding an overall reduction for the first time since 2018. 

A-Team of USC researchers building dementia cost model
The A-Team

María P. Aranda, professor, among a team of top USC researchers building a dementia cost model, funded by the National Institute on Aging, that could be life changing for patients and families.

Christina Munguia
Alumna found welcoming community at USC

Christina Munguia, MSW '21, one of the first openly transgender alumni of USC Social Work, credits her graduate school journey among the best experiences of her life. 

Tracie Kirkland
Nursing faculty receives fellowship

Tracie Kirkland, associate teaching professor for the Master of Science in Nursing program, selected as a 2024 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

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Events Spotlight

Calling all fall 2024 incoming students! Join us for USConnect, a community building event and resource fair on August 22. A great opportunity to meet the dean, your fellow classmates, faculty and staff, and learn what resources are available for a successful start to your educational journey! RSVP by August 14.

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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.