Washington, D.C. is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It's the perfect place for students of social work to enhance their academic interests off-campus. There are internship opportunities in social policy development and research in Congress, think-tanks, non-governmental organizations, and more.

The city's museums, historical sites, restaurants, performing arts centers, and the world's largest research library (the Library of Congress) are all nearby, just a short Metro ride away.

The area around campus is known as Little Rome. Several ecclesiastical institutions are a short walk away, including the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Dominican House of Studies.

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    Through rigorous curriculum and hands-on field experience taught by faculty working at the forefront of their field, our students are expertly trained in the science and practice of helping.

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  • NCSSS Students

    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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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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    Little Rome

    As clerics and religious men and women of different orders walked around in their religious robes, Brookland began to be called Little Rome.

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