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Fall 2024 MSW Application Priority Deadline: January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Advanced Standing MSW Application Deadline: January 8, 2024
Fall 2024 PhD Application Deadline: December 1, 2023


Available to students in any of the school's departments of study, the MSW/Master of Planning program caters to students who desire careers in societal and community welfare policy, social planning or social services delivery.

In the first year, the focus is on direct service, allowing planning coursework to be supplemented by knowledge of consumers and service delivery. Two years of field practice in social work provide in-depth exposure to social service issues from both planning and direct service perspectives. The dual degree is normally completed over 28 months. View the MSW/MUP course requirements below for a breakdown of the curriculum schedule and the application process page for instructions on how to apply.

Degree Requirements
32 units: USC Price School of Public Policy
51 units: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Course Requirements
Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Children, Youth and Families
Social Change and Innovation

USC Price School of Public Policy
Sarah Esquivel

USC MSW graduate
Drive Meaningful Change With Your MSW

Ready to chart a new path forward? View application instructions for MSW dual degree programs.

How to Apply