The National Catholic School of Social Service welcomes applicants with an inherent desire to change the world for the better.

Our students know there is nothing more precious than human life and dignity, and seek to preserve it by defending human rights, serving the impoverished, protecting at-risk and vulnerable populations, seeking environmental justice, and more. NCSSS students are steadfast in their dedication to justice for all.

NCSSS offers the Ph.D., M.S.W., and B.S.W. programs. Each is characterized by academic excellence, a dynamic learning environment, and individualized attention. All programs promote social justice and the dignity of all people as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings. We offer full-time and part-time enrollment for each program.

B.S.W. Program: Applicants are invited to contact Dr. Laura Daughtery, Bachelor's Program Chair, for more information about our liberal arts and social work program or to schedule an appointment at 202-319-5782 or daughtery@cua.edu.

M.S.W. Program: Applicants are invited to contact Ms. Aileen Worrell, M.S.W., M.B.A., Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, for more information or to schedule an appointment at 202-319-5496 or email cua-ncsss-admissions@cua.edu. The Clinical M.S.W Program is also available online.

Ph. D. Program: Professional M.S.W. social workers considering doctoral program education are invited to contact Dr. Joseph Shields, Ph.D. Program Chair, to discuss their questions or schedule an appointment at 202-319-5474 or shields@cua.edu.

For non-traditional students returning to school, we encourage you to apply for a baccalaureate degree through the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies of The Catholic University of America.