University of Southern California School of Social Work

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The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a school of the University of Southern California, was founded in 1920.[1][2] The school's central location is Los Angeles, California, although it also holds academic centers in San Diego and Irvine.[3]

According to school officials, the Dworak-Peck School is the largest school for social work in the world, with an approximate enrollment of 3,500; this means roughly 1 of every 20 graduate-level social workers in the country graduated from the school.[4] It also has the oldest MSW and PhD of Social Work programs in the West.[5]

The school was renamed the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in 2016, after USC alumnus Suzanne Dworak-Peck donated $60 million to the school, it is the largest donation ever to a school of social work.[6][7]

The program was ranked #13 by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Ranking,[8] and offers a Doctor of Social Work degree, as well as a Master of Social Work degree.[9][10][11]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Mission". University of California School of Social Work. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "History". About USC. USC Web Services. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Locations". University of Southern California School of Social Work. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ USC's school of social work receives $60 million, the largest donation to a school of its kind
  5. ^ About the School. USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  6. ^ USC's school of social work receives $60 million, the largest donation to a school of its kind
  7. ^ USC's School of Social Work to be Renamed After Alumna Who Made $60M Donation
  8. ^ "Best Schools for Social Work". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Doctor of Social Work (DSW) | USC's Online MSW". Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  10. ^ "Online Master of Social Work | USC's Online MSW". Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  11. ^ "Best Graduate Schools". U.S. News. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14.
  12. ^ "Laura Chick biography, Inspector General". Archived from the original on 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-11-15.