Master of Social Work (MSW) Admissions

Welcome to the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. It is a fascinating time to be a social worker. Never have we needed more educated, principled and resourceful leaders who can anticipate emerging issues and lead social work innovation at the local, national and global levels. And never has their educational preparation been so thorough or crucial.

The Master of Social Work program prepares emerging social workers for a variety of careers through immersive field education experiences, departments of study, and faculty recognized nationally for their research impact.

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Contact the Office of Admissions at 213-740-2013. 

If you're interested in the Online MSW through the Virtual Academic Center, contact us at 877.700.4MSW or email

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Prospective Students

Read about the program, admission requirements and application instructions.

Whether you want to work with foster youth, the military population, or fighting issues like homelessness - the MSW program equips you with the tools you need to make an impact in our communities.

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Prospective International Students

Learn specific requirements for international applicants.

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work follows the minimum requirements for graduate admission to USC, as defined by the USC Office of Graduate & International Admission.


How to enroll and deadlines for Fall and Summer semesters

Learn about the MSW Application Process and the application deadlines for applying to the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

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Admitted Students

Find next steps for financial aid, field placement, registration, and orientation.

To make your transition to USC as smooth as possible, we encourage you to follow our checklist and complete each task.