The online Doctorate of Social Work from USC

Designed for experienced practitioners, USC's online Doctorate 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 top-ranked¹ USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  • Complete a capstone project that proposes a solution to one of the 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.

¹ The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News & World Report. https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/search?program=top-health-schools&specialty=social-work

Social Workers: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2019). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved December 2, 2019. (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm)