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The online Doctor of Social Work from USC

Designed for experienced practitioners, USC's online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program prepares you to reach your highest potential in the social work field by assuming leadership and management roles. Unlike a PhD in social work, which prepares scholars for careers in research and the professoriate, the DSW@USC is an online advanced practice degree program for working professionals who want to have a greater impact in their practice.

  • Earn a DSW from the top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in just 24 months.
  • Complete two in-person residencies and a capstone project that proposes a solution to one of the 12 Grand Challenges for social work.
  • Lead public discourse about key social issues and design services that help vulnerable populations.
  • Advance your practice through innovative coursework and online classes taught by distinguished USC faculty.

To learn more about the DSW@USC program, speak with an admissions counselor at 1-877-700-4679.