University of Southern California

University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Program Details

The MSW@USC is the online Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California School of Social Work, the largest and most innovative school of social work in the U.S. The program features community-based fieldwork and live, online classes taught by renowned USC School of Social Work faculty. Students can choose to focus their studies with program options such as military social work, school social work and community organization. A bachelor’s degree or higher is required for admission

The MSW@USC offers students:

• Five start dates per year
• Coursework focused on leadership in the 21st century
• Advanced standing for applicants who hold a BSW
• Classes taught by USC faculty who are experts in the field

• USC’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).        
• The USC School of Social Work is the largest and most innovative school of social work.                                                                                     • The MSW@USC features live classes, highly produced course content, an engaging community and small class sizes with a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio.
• Ranked No. 11 by U.S. News & World Report, the USC School of Social Work is one of the highest-ranked social work schools to offer an online, nationwide MSW program. 
• No GRE required.    

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      100% Online
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      Social Work Lab per One Time Fee: $225

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    Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 18 units of interdisciplinary liberal arts coursework, spanning both social and biological sciences. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. 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 attributes such as sensitivity and responsiveness in relationships, capacity for self-awareness, concern for the needs of others as well as strong abilities in abstract reasoning, conceptual thinking and interpersonal communication.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission    

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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