The University of Southern California School of Social Work is the first among elite research universities to offer its highly regarded Master of Social Work degree online. Available nationally through our Virtual Academic Center, the MSW@USC engages students in various web-based learning activities and hands-on, supervised traditional field instruction in local communities where they live and work. Taught by renowned faculty and leaders in the field of social work, the MSW@USC curriculum mirrors the academic rigor of the on-site program.
The USC School of Social Work offers a 35-credit advanced standing MSW program with both full-time (three semesters) and part-time (five semesters) options. Admission to the advanced standing program allows students to complete their MSW degree in less time than the traditional MSW program by waiving the first-year foundation course requirements. Students applying for this option must demonstrate their readiness to perform at the level of a second-year MSW student.