MSW@USC Blog


Introducing the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work

On January 14 at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference, the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) announced the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Championed by USC School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn, this initiative aims to invigorate social progress by using science and research to crack the most serious societal ills that social work can — and should — address.

Your Guide to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

For many, the holiday season is their favorite time of year. But the holidays can also be a chaotic, stressful and exhausting time. Here’s our go-to guide to making them happy and stress free.

A Look Into Field Placement from the Inside

Melissa Singh is an adjunct lecturer teaching Field Seminar and Virtual Field Practicum with the MSW@USC. With more than five years of field instruction experience, Melissa has the inside perspective on supporting students through their field education. She has shared her experience with us here.

Meet Five Outstanding MSW@USC Field Partners

At the MSW@USC, our field placement team works with you to find a placement where you will be supervised and mentored by professional social workers who support your education and develop your practice skills. The five agencies that follow are just a handful of our amazing partners.

Meet Five Inspirational MSW@USC Faculty Members

The USC School of Social Work prides itself on its MSW@USC faculty. Each of our faculty members is acclaimed in the field of social work, with years of experience both inside and outside the classroom. MSW@USC faculty members are prepared to teach a rigorous curriculum and train you to be an agent of change. Meet five of our inspirational professors below.

5 MSW@USC Graduates Who Are Making a Difference

MSW@USC graduates leave our program ready to create significant change in their communities and throughout the world. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students to be leaders in social work, and the variety of our focused concentration areas allows students to individualize their coursework based on their own unique goals and aspirations.