Throughout your tenure, you'll get extensive preparation in the understanding and application of theory in evidence-based practice. The Field Education Office will help you identify social service providers in your area that are interested in providing an MSW internship for your social work field experience. For our online learners, the Catholic University NCSSS Field Education Office has considerable experience placing students throughout the U.S.

Catholic University's online MSW program prepares students to sit for the Licensed Graduate Social Work Exam. Passing this exam is the first step toward clinical licensure as an independent practitioner. (Students wishing to pursue licensure can learn about additional state-specific licensure requirements by visiting the Association of Social Work Boards website.) 

Impressively, 95% of our students pass the LGSW exam on their first attempt, which is a testament to the quality of our clinical social work curriculum and the outstanding faculty that teaches it. Its figures like this that explain why the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University is routinely ranked among the top 100 graduate social work schools by U.S. News and World Report.