Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
University of Southern California

Program Details

The Advanced Standing online master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California allows students with a BSW from an accredited institution to complete the program in less time than the traditional track. Students spend extensive time in field education, through both an online virtual field practicum and at a placement site in their own community.

The program explores emerging needs in the field in order to prepare social workers for the demands of 21st century society. Students will study 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)

Additional Info

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited school of social work earned within the past five years