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Social Work Administration Certificate - Online
USC Gould School of Law

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USC's Gould School of Law and Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offer our online Social Work Administration certificate which provides you with an introduction to the U.S. legal system and deepens your knowledge by offering a working understanding of the law and social work administration. The certificate is geared towards those who work in administrative and leadership positions in the field of social work and within social service agencies.

The certificate program has been designed for those who want to understand current laws and practices that impact social work. It will explore the legal framework and regulations around social work in the United States.

Why Choose the Online Social Work Administration Certificate at USC Gould?

The online Social Work Administration certificate - taken independently or concurrently with our online Master of Laws (LLM) or online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) - will provide you with a competitive edge in the field of social work.

You will learn alongside our online LLM and MSL students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students and our outstanding faculty, who design courses to ensure you understand current laws and practices that impact social work and its administration. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training, while meeting the demands of your profession.

You can complete the Social Work Administration certificate in as few as three semesters.

Learning Outcomes

Through the online Social Work Administration certificate, you will:

  • Feel confident in your ability to effectively read and analyze legal and regulatory policies.
  • Understand the legal terminology and procedure, as well as analyze the implications of any given law or policy.
  • Use your knowledge to enable your organization to not only comply with regulations in social work and social work-related settings, but to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.