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Address Large-Scale Social Issues With an Online Doctorate of Social Work From USC.
Earn Your Degree in an accelerated 24 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 a top-ranked¹ USC 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

24 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.

Attend two three-day in-person residencies where you will explore research topics and share your ideas with classmates and professors.

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.

¹ The USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is a top-ranked school of social work in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Social Workers: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2019). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved December 2, 2019. (