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Spring 2023 Applications NOW Open - Deadline October 3, 2022

Admissions Events

Please join us for one of our virtual or in-person Admissions Events!

MSW Information Sessions

Please join us at one of our In-Person or Virtual MSW Information Sessions.  You will get an overview of our curriculum, field placement, and the application process as well as information regarding our admissions requirements.  

  • In-Person Information Session (Full-Time and Working Professionals)
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    5:30pm-7:00pm PST
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  • Virtual Working Professionals Information Session
    Thursday, October 13, 2022
    12:00pm-1:00pm PST
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MSW Application Workshop

Virtual MSW Application Workshop

If you are interested in applying to our MSW Program and want to learn more about our application process please register to attend one of our application workshops.  Our admissions staff will be joined by one of our Student Ambassadors who will provide you with an overview of the online application process, admissions requirements, application requirements, application fee waiver and answer any questions you may have.

  • Stay tuned for future dates!





Spotlight USC

After attending Spotlight USC, we highly encourage you to attend our Virtual Information Session so you can learn more about our MSW-ISW Program!  

  • October 7, 2022
    11:45am-12:30pm PST
    RSVP Here
  • November 4, 2022
    11:45am-12:30pm PST
    RSVP Here
  • November 18, 2022
    11:45am-12:30pm PST
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Meet us on the Road

Dates coming soon!


Issues and Insights Series 2022

In this series, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty engage in candid and engaging conversations about contemporary social work issues. 

  • In  honor of Black History Month, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, offices of admissions, academic operations, and advancement will host a virtual round table discussing Black Health and Wellness: Social Workers supporting our community during this time of uncertainty.  Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion moderated by Dr. Renee Smith-Maddox and her distinguished panel of faulty and alumni who include Dr. Karen Lincoln, Dr. Umeka Franklin, Dr. La Shawn M. Paul, and Mr. Isaac Ford. 
Special Events (Recorded)
  • Be the Voice of Your Community: Social Work Virtual Round Table: Join us as we provide USC and our neighboring communities with valuable insight on the field of social work from the African American prospective. This round table was moderated by Professor Parker Dominguez, MSW chair.
  • Juvenile Justice: Interview with Congressman Tony Cardenas: Congressman Tony Cardenas (CA 29th District) joined Senior Lecturer Robert Hernandez for an exclusive interview about how the juvenile justice system is changing in California due to a recent shift of the Juvenile Justice Division out of corrections and into health and human services. Learn how the new Social Work and Juvenile Justice undergraduate minor prepares students for this new service environment for diverse youth populations.
  • Vote 2020: Social Work Virtual Round Table: This one-hour, nonpartisan event discussed selected propositions and defunding the police, as well as an opportunity for community members to ask questions.
  • Community-Based Approach to Social Justice and Community Healing: The purpose of this community forum is to uplift the community members voice with dignity, respect and purpose. The dialog will proactively explore solutions to today’s challenge of ensuring social justice while highlighting the strengths of healing within and from the community to lead change. Cultivating awareness with community members and experts in the field of community restoration, the discussion will be in partnership with “Community”. By engaging in critical dialogue through a shared process of kinship and care, community will provide insight as to what a true community safety and social justice approach can look like when community is at the center of change. 
  • Social Work and Law Enforcement: The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work partners with law enforcement agencies to offer a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to serving vulnerable populations. MSW students have the opportunity to complete internships with these agencies to engage in micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. Join us to learn more about these collaborations and internship opportunities.
  • #WeAreTheFrontLines: Two USC MSW alumni share their real-world experience comforting families and providing hope during the pandemic. Veronica Annette Acosta '17 is an emergency room social worker and Christian Diaz '17 is a medical social worker at a community hospital in the San Gabriel Valley.