Graduate Admission

USC School of Social Work

The USC School of Social Work ranks among the nation's top 10 social work graduate programs (U.S. News & World Report), with the oldest social work master's and Ph.D. programs in the West.

A recognized leader in academic innovation, online/Web-based education, experiential learning and translational research, the school prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need. This is the only program in the nation offering a military social work curriculum track to prepare social workers to meet the needs of veterans and their families.

The school is also a campus exemplar for its research efforts, with funding exceeding $35 million. Our own research institute, the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services, was the first endowed center for interdisciplinary social work research and remains a pioneer in translational science – the acceleration of research findings into practice settings. The School now graduates nearly 40 percent of all social workers in California, and with the launch of the Virtual Academic Center has become the first truly national program in the profession.

The Master of Social Work degree program is now available online. Please check the School's website or USC Online for more information.