Putting Mercy into Action

For over 100 years, the National Catholic School of Social Services has been preparing students to go forth and reach the marginalized — to protect the vulnerable, defend human rights, serve the impoverished, and stand in solidarity with those in need.

Ranked the number one Catholic School of Social Work in the nation, the National Catholic School of Social Services is your opportunity to advance the science, practice, and theory of helping in the hub for social policy and social service research in America — Washington D.C.

From the National Institutes of Health to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and beyond, collaborate and partner with any of our 450+ partnering agencies working on the front lines of social policy change and advocacy.

Here, we are fulfilling a mission — set forth by the Catholic Church — to serve the world through practicing mercy and seeking justice. You will do this alongside a community of faculty, peers and mentors of like passion, all supporting you whole-heartedly, as you prepare to go out and make a difference, one person, one family, one community at a time.