University of Southern California


USC School of Social Work

The USC School of Social Work ranks among the nation’s top social work graduate programs. A recognized leader in academic innovation, experiential learning, online education and translational research, the school prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need. USC is dedicated to reinventing the profession, furthering knowledge and changing social institutions locally, nationally and globally. The school has made innovation a signature feature of its academic and research enterprise, leveraging technology in social work education, clinical practice, research and community development, as evidenced through the creation of an advanced online platform for distance learning, virtual humans for graduate-level teaching, and a university-based clinic offering mental health services over the Internet. Its Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services was the first endowed research institute for interdisciplinary social work research and remains a pioneer in translational science – the acceleration of research findings into practice settings.


Marilyn L. Flynn

Contact Information

School of Social Work
214 Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0411
(213) 740-8311





Graduate Students

3,215 M.S.W. students
38 Ph.D. students

Degrees and Programs Offered