2024 Commencement

Please visit our commencement page for all information regarding the 
ceremony for Class of 2024 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN graduates. 

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Fall 2024 On-Campus MSW Application FINAL Deadline: July 16, 2024


New and emerging challenges in the 21st century demand a different kind of social worker. 

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work curriculum is designed to produce highly-skilled social workers that are fully prepared to find solutions that will address the pressing issues of today... and be proactive in problem-solving for tomorrow. Students need to feel confident when they graduate that they have the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to embark on successful social work careers.

Our courses and training incorporate evidence-based and evidence-informed research and practices, including new findings in future-forward areas such as artificial intelligence and neuroscience that are pushing the envelope in prevention and intervention and providing more interdisciplinary opportunities for social workers. 

Our MSW Curriculum

Our MSW program is created for people like you, who can’t wait to change the world.

  • We have streamlined courses and made our program more customizable so you can focus on your interests.
  • On-campus, hybrid and online options mean that you can earn your degree with a schedule that makes sense for you. 
  • Our partnerships with major organizations in LA mean that you can get invaluable real-world experience that often leads to job placements after graduation.

Be a part of the next generation of change-makers. It all starts here. 

ISW Curriculum
Integrative Social Work Curriculum

June Wiley, associate teaching professor, provides comprehensive details on the new curriculum beginning in fall 2022. 


Track Options

MSW students also have the option to pursue specialized training along one of the following tracks based on client populations, settings or systems:

MSW Formats

Customize your MSW degree based on your timeline, interests and preferred method of delivery.

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12-36 Months 

Study social work in the heart of Los Angeles and learn face-to-face with your peers and renowned faculty.

  • 1-, 2- and 3-Year courses of study
  • Full- and part-time options
  • Day and evening classes
  • Classes on-campus in Los Angeles
  • Advanced Standing option available


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12-36 Months 

Earn your MSW while you work or tend to other responsibilities with our flexible hybrid formats.

  • 2-, 2.5- and 3-Year courses of study
  • Full- and part-time hybrid options
  • Day, evening and weekend classes
  • Up to 12 synchronous units online with remaining classes on-campus in Los Angeles or San Diego
  • Part-time option only available in LA
  • Advanced Standing option available


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18-24 Months 

Engage with our integrative social work curriculum wherever you are with the online MSW. 

  • 1.5- and 2-Year courses of study
  • Full- and part-time options
  • Day and evening classes
  • Synchronous classes can be taken anywhere
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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.

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