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Fall 2023 Priority Deadline: January 23
Summer 2023 Deadlines:
Advanced Standing - February 1, Part-Time/Flex - February 15

Work Settings and Careers

SCI students can work in settings that include grassroots, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations, for profit organizations, local and international community development operations, social service agencies, government agencies, city / civic organizations, healthcare.

Some students may also pursue entrepreneurship and start their own community-based organization, philanthropic cause, nonprofit agency, socially responsible business and independent consulting practice.

Potential Work Settings and Careers in Social Change and Innovation
Michalle Mor Barak, Dean's Professor of Social Work and Business at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, shares information about the various types of work settings for graduates who receives their MSW in the Social Change and Innovation department.


Sample work settings and careers include:

  • Civic Engagment
  • Community Advocate
  • Community Outreach Specialist
  • Coordinator or Specialist
  • Employee Assistance / Engagement
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Care
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Evaluator
  • Program Manager
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Social Good
  • Trainer
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