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

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work! We are delighted to welcome you to the Trojan Family.

Get Started at the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

As an admitted Master of Social Work student you may have questions before confirming your enrollment. Here you will find all the information you need about the program, paying for your education and next steps. Our admissions team is available for personalized guidance so please reach out to an admissions counselor with any additional questions.

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Learning in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the place for people to bring creative solutions to society's challenges. The University Park Campus (UPC) is located in the heart of L.A., just minutes from downtown and easily accessible via the Metro Expo line.

Why social work, why now?

Annalisa Enrile, clinical professor

Social work expert focused on human trafficking, intimate partner violence and violence against women, and exploitative migrant labor. Recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World (Global 100).

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified about my practicum placement?

Students in the 4-semester program will start practicum placement during the third week of their first semester. They will receive their placement notification through email in August 2023. Practicum placement will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for approximately 16 hours per week.

How do I update my address?

Go to MyUSC, click OASIS, then click Other Services. If you are a 4-semester student who has already completed their Field Placement Form, notify the Practicum Education Office at

How do I become eligible for registration (D-clearance)?

You must pay your commitment deposit, confirm your Statement of Intent through the YouSC portal, and complete your Practicum Placement Form (4-semester students only) to be eligible for D-clearance.

When do I register for courses, and which classes should I choose?

The Social Work Registrar will email you detailed registration instructions in June or July 2023.

When is the MSW orientation?

MSW orientation will take place a week or two before the start of the semester. Students will be notified of specific dates when they are determined.

Is the commitment deposit refundable?

The $280 commitment deposit is non-refundable.

New Student Checklists

We have created detailed checklists to help you prepare for graduate school success. Learn how to pay your commitment deposit, setup your USC email account, apply for financial aid, and register for classes. Select your program below to get started.

Advanced Standing MSW

For students admitted to the 3-semester Advanced Standing MSW program beginning in fall 2023.


Traditional MSW

For students admitted to the 4-semester Traditional MSW programs beginning in fall 2023.



For students admitted to the 7-semester MSW program beginning in Fall 2023.


International Students

For international students admitted to any MSW program starting in fall 2023.

Get Involved

Black Social Work Caucus


Home to over twenty identity- and interest-based social work student groups, learn more about opportunities to get involved with USC's student life.


As a student in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, you can access a wide range of university-wide resources. 


Visit USC Transportation to learn about parking permits, tram schedules, and public transportation. 



Many students pay for their education with a combination of scholarships, stipends, and loans. 


Health and Wellness

Visit USC Student Health to learn about immunization requirements, student health insurance, and mental health programs. 


Campus Safety

Download our mobile safety app, sign up for emergency text alerts, and register your bike. 

In the event of an emergency, call the Department of Public Safety at 213-740-4321. For non-emergencies, call 213-740-6000.