Upcoming Events and Recorded Webinars
We regularly virtual drop-in hours, information sessions, and special events to help you learn more about the Master of Social Work program. Below you will find RSVP links for upcoming events and recordings of previous events.
Considering a career in social work? Join us for an information session to learn about the USC MSW program, options to customize your education, and what we look for in an application.
Traditional MSW Information Sessions
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
12 pm to 1 pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Advanced Standing MSW Information Sessions
To Be Announced
Working Professionals MSW Information Sessions
To Be Announced
The USC Office of Graduate Admissions hosts Spotlight : USC sessions to help prospective students learn more about USC's mission, get a glimpse of the graduate student experience, and become familiar with the graduate admission application process.
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Office of Admisisons hosts Spotlight : MSW Meet and Greet sessions immediately following Spotlight : USC. The MSW admissions team is available to answer questions specifically focused on the on-campus Master of Social Work program. We look forward to meeting you!
- 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.
Meet the Departments Webinars (Recorded)
USC MSW students select a department of study. Your selection customizes your curriculum and fieldwork for more intensive preparation in a particular area of social work.
Want to learn more about your choices? Watch a recorded webinar about each department.
Social Change and Innovation
Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Children, Youth and Families
In this series, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty engage in candid and engaging conversations about contemporary social work issues.