2023 Commencement

May 12, 2023 - Ceremony for Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN

Apply Now - Master of Social Work

Fall 2023 Deadline: Full-Time - April 3
Summer 2023 Deadline: Part-Time/Flex - February 15

Learning in San Diego

Students in San Diego now have the option to earn their MSW degree on-campus or 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 curriculum employed on our Los Angeles campus
  • Enjoy a flexible class schedule, with one to three in-person class days per week at our San Diego location, depending on choice of program
  • Build meaningful connections with engaged peers and expert faculty in your area
  • Give back to your community with practicum experiences through our local partner organizations

Explore the MSW Program

San Diego Academic Center Location

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

9860 Mesa Rim Road, 
San Diego, CA 92121 

Two Learning Formats Available

MSW students in the classroom


Study on-campus in San Diego and learn face-to-face with your peers and renowned faculty.

  • 12-36 months
  • Full- and part-time options
  • Day, evening, and weekend courses
  • Classes on-campus in San Diego
MSW student on laptop


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

  • 12-36 months
  • Full- and part-time options
  • Day, evening, and weekend courses
  • Up to 12 synchronous units online with remaining classes on-campus in San Diego


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.

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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