Why Choose the MSW@USC?
- You can earn an MSW online from virtually anywhere.
- You have a chance to gain real-world experience in your own community.
- You can participate in live, face-to-face classes through your computer.
- You could qualify for the advanced standing program.
- You are eligible to apply for grants or loans.
Tuition & Aid
The USC School of Social Work invites academically exceptional students to apply for advanced standing, which allows them to earn an MSW in less time through full-time or part-time study. Advanced standing applicants must demonstrate their readiness for second-year courses and meet specific admissions requirements.
USC's virtual MSW program allowed me to obtain my graduate degree in a non-traditional way, but in a way that suited my needs. Along the way, I made lasting friendships and was instructed by many incredible faculty members. I will be eternally grateful for the education I received through this program.
— Alexandra Leichter
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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About the USC School of Social Work
The University of Southern California School of Social Work offers a Master of Social Work degree both on campus and online through the Virtual Academic Center, enabling students nationwide to pursue their MSW wherever they live. The MSW@USC program is designed to engage students in web-based learning and hands-on field instruction, utilizing the same curriculum and the same faculty that has made the school one of the best training grounds in the country.
MSW@USC students can choose from four concentrations: Families and Children; Health; Mental Health; Community Organization, Planning and Administration; and Military Social Work as a sub-concentration.
The MSW@USC and the USC School of Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC).
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher
Logically, one would think that you couldn’t learn about social work theory, issues and the human condition on a virtual platform, let alone develop and maintain nurturing relationships. The USC Virtual Academic Center (VAC) proved that logic to be wrong. The relationships that I have developed here are just as rich as any we could form in a traditional classroom. There is, perhaps, no better classroom than the VAC to shape willing minds into the social workers of tomorrow.
— Brock McNabb
Find Your Program:
- Master of Social Work