The MSW@USC program mirrors the stringent curriculum and academic rigor of the on-campus program delivered by our regular, full-time faculty. The foundation-year curriculum provides a common base of knowledge, skills and values by introducing theories, issues and practice methods that deal with individuals and their environment. The second half of the curriculum offers advanced training in a concentration area to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in Families and Children; Community Organization, Planning and Administration (COPA); Health; Mental Health; or Military Social Work.
Please see our Curriculum Snapshot for an overview of courses by semester.
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- Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
- Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations
- Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
- Social Work Practice with Groups and Complex Cases
- Social Work Research
- Field Practicum
- Integrative Learning for Social Work Practice