Our partner The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers an online Master of Social Work degree program through their Virtual Academic Center. Known as MSW@USC, the program allows students to access all of their courses and classwork online, eliminating the need to attend campus while still giving aspiring social workers around the world access to the University of Southern California’s renowned academics. (Note: MSW@USC is currently not accepting students from New Hampshire; international students may only pursue the program part time). The quality of education and the value of its degree are assured as the program is certified by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States, and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
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21st Century Curriculum
MSW@USC preserves the top-ranked education offered by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work while using cutting-edge technology to deliver it to students beyond the college’s Los Angeles campus. All courses are taught by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work’s award-winning faculty, which has grown to include professors from across the country, bringing with them their wealth of expertise and experience.
The engaging curriculum mirrors that of the on-campus program, exploring emerging needs in the field to prepare a new kind of social worker who can meet the demands of 21st-century society. Students attend live, weekly classes led by USC faculty and complete interactive coursework designed to complement class discussions. The immersive course content is enhanced with professionally produced video case studies that bring to life social work theory.
MSW@USC has also been able break new ground for its students and their communities. The Military Social Work program, a sub-concentration, is the first of its kind offered online. The program is the first embedded MSW, offering employees of the Seneca Family of Agencies the chance to earn their Master of Social Work while gaining real-world social work experience at their own agency. As new tools, concepts and opportunities arise, they continue to be integrated.
Despite the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work being the largest social work graduate program in the country, MSW@USC classes remain small, with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio that encourages thoughtful conversation and close collaboration. In the classroom, there is no back row: All students actively participate in the discussion through dynamic learning tools and familiar social networking applications.