USC Master of Social Work | OnlineUSC Master of Social Work | OnlineUSC Master of Social Work | Online

An integrative program designed for forward-thinking social workers who want a flexible way to become passionate leaders in their field.An integrative program designed for forward-thinking social workers who want a flexible way to become passionate leaders in their field.An integrative program designed for forward-thinking social workers who want a flexible way to become passionate leaders in their field.

  • Choose Between Five Optional Tracks  — We offer the following tracks: Military Social Work, School Social Work, Adult Mental Health and Wellness, Children Youth and Families, and Social Change and Innovation.
  • Pursue Social Work Licensure — Our CSWE-accredited program prepares students to become licensed clinical social workers in direct-practice settings.
  • Apply Without the GRE — We’re committed to fostering access, diversity and inclusion at every phase of the student experience — for these reasons, we don’t require the GRE.

Our Passion? Igniting Yours.

12%

growth expected in the social work field1

A top research university2

1,200+

field training hours

A Premier School of Social Work

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is the first elite research institution in the country to offer a Master of Social Work (MSW) online, which in turn extends our legacy of social work education to the entire country. With part- and full-time pacing options, this Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program prepares you for a variety of career paths — such as becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) — and connects you with more than 300,000 alumni.

Program Highlights

  • Connect with classmates and faculty in live, face-to-face online classes.
  • Work with a dedicated placement specialist to find a suitable field internship site.
  • Receive 24/7 access to course materials and assignments via our mobile app.

The holistic 42-unit MSW@USC equips you with the skills to create positive change at the individual, community or macro level. Students gain two semesters of comprehensive foundation content, followed by two semesters of training as an advanced generalist.

You can further customize your degree by adding specialized training to the rich foundation that the core curriculum provides.

Take Your Place in USC’s Legacy of Social Work Leadership

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers (visited April 27, 2022).arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (n.d.). About Carnegie Classification.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

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