2023 Commencement

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

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

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Generating New Knowledge and Enriching Lives

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has a rich history of research that is embedded and tested within Los Angeles communities, and implemented throughout the world. We are committed to supporting faculty, postdocs and PhD students engaged in finding advanced solutions to the most challenging social problems.

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Funded Projects

From improving local child welfare systems to addressing climate change, our research and partnerships are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

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Faculty Publications

Latest peer-reviewed publications by faculty and year.

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Our Research Centers

Dedicated to advancing education, awareness and policy on the most critical issues facing individuals and society.

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Research Administration

Faculty resource portal for proposals, funding opportunities, policies and procedures, training and much more.

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Research News

Faculty in the Media

Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured on Yahoo News on how the California oil spill could take emotional toll

October 7, 2021

Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured on ABC News on why US Blacks and Latinos remain "vaccine deliberate"

September 7, 2021

Sara Kintzle, research associate professor, featured in the New York Times on sexual assault in the military

August 3, 2021

Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured in Politico on the California labor shortage in early education

June 24, 2021

Research Activity Data (Last 12 Months)


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