60 months
1285 USD/credit 15420 USD/year
1285 USD/credit 15420 USD/year
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The Catholic University of America—ranked among the top Catholic Schools of Social Work in the Nation, prepares its graduates to pass the Licensed Graduate Social Work (LGSW) exam and pursue fulfilling careers as clinical social workers with the Social Work (online) program.


Social work isn't merely a job—it's a profession that is a passion for those who work in the field. The comprehensive clinical social work coursework will prepare you for a successful career in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • Medical/Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • K-12 Social Work

Online Learning with a Student-Centered Faculty

The Catholic University of America's Social Work (online) program offers a small, intimate learning environment. Through our unique learning platform students develop a professional working relationship with our faculty. Faculty mentors enable students to become part of a valuable professional network to tap into for years to come.

The Online MSW program includes the same features that make the on-campus program unique:

  • Small class sizes - classes are typically capped at 25 students
  • A hands-on, responsive faculty
  • Student input in identifying field placements
  • Emphasis on the understanding and application of theory in evidence-based practices

Students in the asynchronous online MSW program learn at their own pace. Students have 24/7 access to their courses. There is no requirement to be online at set times. Students access their courses when it's convenient for them. There also is no requirement for an on-campus presence.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Human Development and Psychopathology
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Catholic University of America and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1285 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    15420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1285 USD per credit during 60 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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