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Ranked the #1 Catholic School of Social Work in the Nation

Since 1918, the National Catholic School of Social Service has been putting the principles of Catholic social doctrine to work — preparing students with an innate desire to help change the world with the skills and knowledge to do so.




Field Education

Field Education

Partnering with over 450 agencies — the National Catholic School of Social Service gives you countless opportunities to put your knowledge and values into action and gain experience through our field education program.

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Online MSW Program

Online MSW Program

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best online social work programs, our online M.S.W. offers the flexibility, support, and clinical experience you need to excel in your career.

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NCSSS Virtual Diploma Ceremony 2020

On May 16, 2020 at 11:00 am, NCSSS held its very first Virtual Diploma Ceremony. Families and friends were invited to join the faculty and staff in celebrating the Class of 2020 and their wonderful accomplishments.  For those who were unable to attend we have recorded the ceremony for you. Please click the link below.

NCSSS Virtual Diploma Ceremony Link  

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Continuing Education

Are you looking to fulfill your continuing education requirements? At the National Catholic School of Social Service we are committed to helping you advance your career and your education. Explore some of our upcoming continuing education events.

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Certificate in Child Protection and Safe Environments

Social Justice, Service, and Scholarship

Students and faculty at the National Catholic School of Social Service have a deep desire to change the world for the better by promoting and defending human dignity, serving those in need, and advocating for social change.

What is Social Work?

Social work goes beyond just extending compassion or practicing volunteerism. At the National Catholic School of Social Service, we are educated in the study and science of helping — driven  to discover and put into practice the most impactful ways to serve the world’s greatest needs.