Where Will Your MSW Take You?
Social work is a fast-growing field with a diverse array of career paths available. Our innovative online master’s in social work program will help prepare you to pursue a variety of in-demand roles.
Direct Practice Social Work
Our CSWE-accredited online MSW program prepares you to pursue licensure as a social worker. As a social worker, you can work with individuals, groups and families to help navigate a number of issues.
In many states, earning an MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution is one of the requirements to earn a social work license and be able to practice. The requirements vary by state, so it’s important to check with your state’s social work board.
Learn more about becoming an LCSW in your state.
Macro-Level Social Work
Macro social workers address problems on a broader scale to create a more just world for marginalized and underrepresented communities. As advocates for whole communities, regions and states, they work to shape laws and policy.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the nation’s primary organization overseeing social work education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. CSWE offers accreditation to schools that meet its high standards for competent preparation. To achieve CSWE accreditation, a school must pass a variety of steps overseen by the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation, including site visits by CSWE personnel and self-studies evaluating the school’s curriculum and placement education.
Because of CSWE’s high standards, many states require candidates for social work licensure to earn an on-campus or online MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution such as the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. When you earn your MSW online from a CSWE-accredited school, you receive a high-quality education that meets 21st-century standards for practice and prepares you to pursue your next step professionally.