The Catholic University of America


Degree Programs

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.

Ph. D. Program: Professional MSW 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

M.S.W. Program: Applicants are invited to contact Ms. Aileen Worrell, MSW, MBA, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, for more information or to schedule an appointment at 202-319-5496 or e-mail The Clinical M.S.W Program is also available online.

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 Learn more at

For non-traditional students returning to school, we encourage you to apply for a baccalaureate degree through the Metropolitan College of The Catholic University of America. Learn more at

Financial Aid

Applicants to the National Catholic School of Social Service may contact the school's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (202-319-5496) for information about scholarships, grants and loans. Prospective applicants should request loan information and forms from the Office of Student Financial Assistance, M300 Father O'Connell Hall, CUA, Washington, DC 20064, 202-319-5307.

Read more about scholarships and other financial assistance opportunities.