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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 M.S.W. Program

Online M.S.W. 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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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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A People-Centered Profession

At the National Catholic School for Social Services, we put into practice the rich tradition of social concern taught by the church. We prepare our students to serve those forgotten and shoved aside by society, helping people overcome major obstacles in life and seeking justice for all.

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.