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Fall 2024 On-Campus MSW Application FINAL Deadline: July 16, 2024

Student Life

Large University Benefits, Small School Atmosphere

As a student at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, you will be part of a close-knit community but still have access to all the resources of a large university.

Enrollment Advisement & Integration Office

Our office provides a supportive and seamless journey for students from onboarding through enrollment and graduation. We guide students smoothly from admission to graduation, providing continuous support and access to essential resources and information for a successful educational experience.

School entrance

Academic Support

The Social Work Center and Montgomery Ross Fisher buildings offer updated smart classrooms, beautiful views, and accessible faculty and staff. You will have access to a dedicated computer lab with printers just for social work students.

  • Academic Advisors

From the first day of classes until graduation, you can stop by the office of your advisor. They are there to provide you with academic support, identify resources and develop plans of study to pursue your passions.

  • Practicum Placement Faculty

Our practicum education faculty work closely with each student to align their interests with placements, maximizing your learning experience. Your assigned practicum education faculty member teaches your Practicum Seminar course and will coach and support you throughout your internship.

  • Admissions Counselors

Your dedicated admissions team is available to answer questions about this exciting and diverse profession. Schedule an individual appointment, or attend an information session, to learn more details about the program, application process and making a plan to pay for your education.

diversity, equity, and inclusion


Become a leader in student government and help plan school-wide events and town hall meetings. 

We offer professional and social programming based on identities, including the Black, Latinx, Queer Alliance and Jewish Social Work caucuses.

Student groups also offer networking and events based on shared interests, such as the Unchained Scholars, Clinical, Disaster Response, Forensic and Military Social Work caucuses.

USC Services

Many services of the university are available to Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work students.


Find resources for any accomodations you need at USC's Office of Student Accessibility Services.


USC offers graduate housing and family housing options. Many students choose to live off-campus as well, and there are many apartment complexes near campus. 

USC Homelessness Initiative: Info For Students


The city of Los Angeles is a culinary dream. Some of the best restaurants in the world are here, and you'll find any type of cuisine you're looking for. If you want to stay close to campus, you can check out the campus dining options at USC


The university offers many health and wellness resources that you have full access to as a social work student. 

  • Medical care and mental health services through USC Student Health
  • Wellness events and guidance from USC Student Affairs
  • The Village Fitness Center offers three state of the art fitness studios, a weight room featuring Hammer Strength benches & racks, and an extensive selection of ellipticals, bikes and treadmills.  
  • A public safety app lets you immediately connect with emergency responders on campus.
Los Angeles

Learning in Los Angeles

Our city is our classroom, and our learning environment is truly one-of-a-kind. Students connect with and learn from our diverse communities with experiences that aren't available anywhere else.


Our Community


Sophay Duch

Sophay Duch

 MSW ’17

Sophay Duch is a first-generation college and graduate student. As the child of refugees and an immigrant herself, Duch has a unique outlook on the social work profession. When her family arrived in the United States, they suffered from a lack of resources, and the experience of displacement influenced her passion for social justice work. Duch wants to be part of the next generation of Cambodian-Americans to help heal the community. She is now a medical social worker who coordinates and integrates care for seniors to remain in their homes.