The Social Work Administration graduate certificate provides a working understanding of the laws and regulations that impact social work. This certificate is geared toward leadership-minded professionals in social work and social service agencies.
Students in this specialized program will gain fundamental knowledge of core concepts, essential U.S. laws, and emerging issues that shape current policy and professional practice.
“The interdisciplinary certificate across social work and law will add to students’ existing skills to increase their community impact and help shape social policy.” — Samuel Mistrano, faculty lead and associate teaching professor at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
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The online Social Work Administration Certificate may be earned as a standalone certificate or concurrently with the online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree or online Master of Laws (LLM) degree programs at USC Gould, or with the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Through the online Social Work Administration graduate 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.
“The law has a tremendous impact on social work and social justice. Understanding the legal policies will help strengthen professionals’ advocacy for the individuals they serve.” — Deborah Call, associate dean and chief programs officer for USC Gould School of Law