The Catholic University welcomes students from nearly 80 countries around the world. Join our global community and learn the details of our international application to be part of NCSSS.
International Students applying for a B.S.W.
International students applying from a foreign country must follow the admission instructions.
International Students applying for a M.S.W.
An applicant from a foreign country must have obtained a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. It is therefore essential that the official transcripts (with an attached English translation) be received for evaluation of course content and credit at the earliest possible date. The Office of Admissions requires an independent evaluation of foreign educational credentials. Complete applications from other countries should be received as early as possible to allow time for processing and overseas communication when necessary.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate their proficiency by taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores for all three components (listening, writing, vocabulary/comprehension) should be submitted as part of the application process. A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test), or 92 (Internet-based) is expected. Proficiency in English will be confirmed upon arrival at the school by means of a personal interview, evaluation by the Intensive English Program of The Catholic University of America and/or review by the director of field education, prior to finalization of registration and participation in a field internship. Ph.D. applicants must also submit TOEFL scores.
Information on the TOEFL may be obtained at U.S. embassies or consulates, or by contacting the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, (http://www.ets.org).
International Students applying for a Ph.D.
NCSSS welcomes qualified international students to its program. In addition to submitting all required items (application fee, transcripts, purpose statement, resume, references, and GRE scores), international students must also submit documentation that shows financial support for tuition and expenses for one year of study.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate their proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Scores for all three components (listening, writing, vocabulary/comprehension) should be sent to NCSSS as part of the application process. The university code for the TOEFL scores is 5104.
International applicants must also complete the Request for Visa Documentation form in the CUA Graduate Admissions Application Packet. For more information on applying as an international student, contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 202-319-5618 or visit its Web site at http://international.cua.edu/students.
International students must arrange to have their transcripts translated and credits and/or degrees certified by the World Education Service (http://WES.org).
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