Master of Social Work
University of Southern California

Program Details

The online master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California explores emerging needs in the field in order to prepare social workers for the demands of 21st century society. Students spend more than 1,000 hours in field education, through both an online virtual field practicum and at a placement site in their own community.

The traditional program is designed for students whose undergraduate degree is not in Social Work. An advanced standing program is available for students with a BSW from an accredited institution. The program emphasizes early intervention, prevention, wellness, leadership, effective collaboration, and core competencies. Optional tracks are available in Military Social Work and School Social Work. 

Students customize their curriculum by choosing a department of study from the following:

  • Adult Mental Health and Wellness
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Social Change and Innovation

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern California is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)