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Address Large-Scale Social Issues With an Online Doctorate of Social Work From USC.Earn Your Degree in an accelerated 28 month program.

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Advance your career while addressing some of the most pervasive social issues of our time: Earn your Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) online from USC's Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

The DSW@USC prepares you to:

  • Compete with other advanced degree-holders for leadership and management roles.
  • Design innovative solutions to large-scale problems such as homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
  • Lead public discourse and drive change surrounding the social challenges you care about most.
  • Make a lasting impact by reducing socioeconomic barriers and other obstacles for children and adults worldwide.

Program Highlights

28 months to complete

A variety of master’s and doctoral degrees accepted

The DSW@USC enables you to earn your doctorate without attending classes on campus at USC. As a student, you will:

Participate in weekly online classes taught by USC faculty who have spent decades developing new solutions to social issues.

Develop executive leadership skills in human service organizations and community contexts.

Complete and present a capstone project (in lieu of a dissertation) that details your plan for addressing one of society’s most pressing problems.

Are you ready to become a leading voice for change in the 21st century?

Request information above to learn how the DSW@USC prepares you for the next step in your career.

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