Apply Now for 2024

Spring 2024 MSW Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
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

Learning in San Diego

Students in San Diego now have the option to earn their MSW degree in a flexible hybrid format through our San Diego Academic Center.


As a USC MSW student in San Diego, you will:

  • Participate in an established USC program with the same innovative curriculum offered at our Los Angeles campus.
  • Enjoy an accessible class schedule for working professionals. Most courses are offered evenings and weekends. 
  • Work with renowned faculty.
  • Receive hands-on professional training in local agencies and community-based settings located in San Diego.
  • Network and build meaningful connections with peers and professionals in your area.

Explore the MSW Program


Students in an MSW classroom

Hybrid Options

Earn your MSW while you work or tend to other responsibilities with our flexible and customizable hybrid option.

  • 15-36 months
  • Full-time
  • First-year foundation courses and second-year practicum seminar completed in-person at the San Diego Academic Center. Most of remaining second-year specialized coursework online or on-campus in Los Angeles
  • Day, evening and weekend courses
  • Internships with local agencies and community partners
Student working on laptop

San Diego Academic Center Location

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work hosts in-person classes for the MSW at:

9860 Mesa Rim Road, 
San Diego, CA 92121 

MSW students posing for a photo
Need Help Choosing Your Path?

If you're wondering which campus or learning format is right for you, connect with an admissions counselor for help planning your MSW experience.

Contact Admissions Attend an Info Session

USC MSW graduate
Drive Meaningful Change With Your MSW

Ready to chart a new path forward? View steps to apply or start your application to our world class MSW today.

How to Apply Apply Now