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University of Southern California’s School of Social Work

With its reputation for educational excellence, cultural diversity and research funding, the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need. A pioneer in innovative programs of interdisciplinary study, the school is the highest-ranked school of social work in Southern California and among the top 10 in the nation.


The USC School of Social Work’s Virtual Academic Center, MSW@USC offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Social Work degree without relocating and is designed to prepare social workers with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world, improve the lives of vulnerable populations and eradicate pressing societal problems.

The Virtual Academic Center, MSW@USC enables you to:

  • Earn a Master of Social Work from a top ten* school of social work.
  • Participate in web-based learning, paired with hands-on field experiences in your local community.
  • Choose from a variety of concentrations including: mental health; community organization, planning and administration; families and children; and military social work.
  • Learn from distinguished faculty and enjoy full USC student status, including access to campus facilities, events and the Trojan Family network.
*US News and World Report, 2009

Financial Aid

USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the United States, with many options available for graduate students.