Contact MSW Admissions

Office of Admissions
Social Work Center, Room 114
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
Prospective Student Questions
Applicant and Admitted Student Questions

Virtual Academic Center

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. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Ambassador BIos:

Brenda Maldonado - 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

Jocelyn Panfilo - Social Change and Innovation

Hello! My name is Jocelyn Panfilo and I am a 2nd year MSW Student in the Social Change and Innovation Department. I came to USC from UC Berkeley with a major in Social Welfare and a minor in Dance and Performance Studies. Currently, I live in El Sereno (next to Boyle Heights) and commute to USC two days per week for school. I am passionate about serving underrepresented youth through the arts, legal services, and social emotional wellness services. Additionally, I take pride in being a resource for my peers through my involvement in Student Org and as a Student Ambassador. If you have any questions regarding the application process or would like general student inquiries, please feel free to reach out to me! Fight on! 

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