Social Work, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
33740 USD/year
33740 USD/year
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The Master of Social Work program at the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) from the Catholic University of America seeks to prepare advanced practitioners who, consistent with their chosen concentrations, act as agents of change to promote individual and societal well-being.


The goals of the Social Work program from the Catholic University of America, in keeping with the goals of the school and grounded in the liberal arts, ensure the education of social workers whose practice is rooted in traditional and contemporary theories but is also current with the demands of the changing practice environment. The curriculum is designed so that all students in the MSW program will develop competencies as social work practitioners.

Degree requirements

MSW students may complete the 60-credit MSW program within a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. During the graduate program, students complete 12 credits of field internships (two internships over four semesters) and 48 credits of course work.

Full-time students complete the 60-credit MSW program in two academic years. All part-time students must take at least six hours of academic credit per semester. All students must have completed or be concurrently registered for SSS 570, 571, 581 and 605 when registering for SSS 673; similarly, they must have completed or be concurrently registered for SSS 572, 582, 591 and 606 when registering for SSS 674.

Part-time students may have to take course(s) during summer sessions, depending on the number of credit hours taken during fall and spring semesters. While we make every effort to offer many courses during late afternoon and evening hours, it is imperative that students understand that they will not be able to complete the entire MSW curriculum only during evening hours. Part-time students generally complete the MSW program within four to five years. Most students in the part-time online clinical program generally complete the program in three and half years.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Human Development And Psychopathology
  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Social Work Research
  • Individuals, Families and Groups

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16870 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    33740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16870 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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