AmeriCorps Alums and the MSW@USC: Continuing to Make a Difference
AmeriCorps Alums is excited to announce a new $5000 scholarship for AmeriCorps alumni at the University of Southern California top-ranked online Masters in Social Work degree program. Read below about an alum who’ll be completing the program this spring and to learn more about how you can be part of the MSW program.
After two AmeriCorps tours working with adolescents and their families in the juvenile justice system, earning a master’s degree in social work was the natural next step for Jennifer Martin. The AmeriCorps alumna wanted to expand her expertise and continue making an immediate difference in her community. The University of Southern California’s web-based MSW@USC is allowing her to do just that — without having to relocate to the West Coast.
“I’m expanding my previous knowledge working with adolescents and their families by incorporating specific theories and interventions. During my concentration year placement I was placed within a residential treatment facility, where I was able to continue to grow professionally – working with girls who have experienced extreme trauma in their lives and with the families to make structural changes within the home,” she said.
Combining a rigorous online curriculum with professional field experiences in students’ own communities, the MSW@USC enables AmeriCorps alumni like Jennifer to:
- Gain the knowledge needed to help vulnerable individuals and communities.
- Develop advanced expertise in areas such as families and children; health; mental health; community organization, planning and administration (COPA); social work and business; as well as military social work.
- Study face-to-face with noted USC social work faculty in live, online classes.
- Earn a top-ranked MSW degree from home
“My experience with the MSW@USC program has been really great!” Jennifer said. “I am graduating in May and have really enjoyed getting to know peers from all over the world, and my professors as well.”
Learn more about the MSW@USC here, or contact an admissions counselor at 1.877.700.4MSW.