The Online Doctorate of Social Work at USCThe Online Doctorate of Social Work at USCThe Online Doctorate of Social Work at USC

An Accelerated 24-Month ProgramAn Accelerated 24-Month ProgramAn Accelerated 24-Month Program

The professional, online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers an advanced practice doctorate in social change and innovation for agency and community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Developed and delivered by USC’s seasoned social work faculty, the online DSW program prepares experienced professionals to develop practical, applied solutions to large-scale social challenges that directly impact vulnerable, marginalized or otherwise disadvantaged populations.

The DSW@USC At-a-Glance


Units of Coursework






Capstone Project

The USC Experience — Delivered Online

In the Doctorate of Social Work program, you will:

  • Discuss innovative design strategies, social innovation and more in HD-streaming, live online classes each week
  • Attend two residencies on USC’s Los Angeles campus, where you will participate in workshops and off-site visits
  • Present a capstone project that proposes an innovative, actionable solution to one of the Grand Challenges of Social Work

Master’s Degree


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If you’re committed to solving today’s social challenges and driving large-scale change, learn more about earning your DSW online at USC. Fill out this brief form to receive more information about the program from our admissions team.