Contact MSW Admissions

How To Contact MSW Admissions

The admissions team is currently working remotely to practice social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. While our physical office is closed, there are several ways to contact the Office of Admissions:

Virtual Academic Center

For assistance with MSW@USC, please contact the Virtual Academic Center at 877-700-4MSW or email

School Contact Information

For general contact information for the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and its academic centers, visit our main Contact Us page.

Meet with a Student Ambassador

Interested in learning more about USC MSW Program from a current student? Our student ambassadors are here to provide you with information regarding our admissions process, curriculum, and all student resources available to our students. To contact the student ambassadors, email

Ambassador BIos:

Brenda Manzano - Children Youth and Families

Hi my name is Brenda Manzano and I am a 1st year MSW Student in the Children Youth and Families Department. I graduated from UCLA with a major in Sociology and minor in Disability Studies. I am from Glendora, CA and currently commute to USC. If you have any questions regarding the application process or any questions about the program from a student perspective, please feel free to contact me! Fight on! 

Chantal Herrera - Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Hi everyone! My name is  Chantal Herrera and I am a 1st year MSW student in the Adult Mental Health & Wellness department. For my undergrad I went to UC Santa Cruz (go banana slugs!) and majored in (intensive) psychology. I am currently living in Anaheim and commute three times a week to USC. One of my favorite hobbies is rock climbing (mostly indoors) but I am also a huge video game nerd (Playstation squad!). Feel free to reach out with any general student inquiries and I'll gladly get back to you.

Office of Admissions Staff

Necole Yaacoub
Director of Admissions

Ron Rubalcaba
Assistant Director of Admissions

Mayra Gomez
Sr. Admissions Counselor

Mehraein Mokhberi
Admissions Manager

Yessenia Carranza
Admissions Counselor

Mallory Ilizaliturri
Admissions Counselor

Leonard Slutsky
Admissions Counselor