A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 units of interdisciplinary liberal arts coursework, spanning both social and biological sciences
A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale)
Strong academic promise to perform successfully at the graduate level
Experience in providing service to people preferred
Potential for professional competence, strong interest and motivation, and commitment to social work values such as the appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity; belief in the dignity and freedom of every individual; promotion of social justice and equal access to resources; and institutional responsiveness to human needs and social change
Personal qualifications such as sensitivity and responsiveness in relationships, capacity for self-awareness, concern for the needs of others, ability for abstract reasoning, conceptual thinking and strong communication skills.
The University of Southern California School of Social Work is the first among elite research universities to offer a full web-based Master of Social Work degree program. The MSW@USC is an accredited online MSW degree. Available nationally through the Virtual Academic Center, the master’s in social work is delivered through immersive digital technologies and hands-on, supervised traditional field instruction in local communities where students live and work.