Greetings and welcome to the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America! Our values of justice, charity and service are directly derived from Catholic Social Teaching and the values of the profession of social work. Here you will find people from diverse faiths, cultures and experiences respected, regarded, and celebrated as unique individuals whose gifts are vital to the common good of our school. | Read more
Programs within NCSSS
The National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) offers one undergraduate and two graduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares students for a rewarding career in generalist social work practice. The Master of Social Work program provides students with the knowledge and skill to become advanced social work practitioners. The Ph.D. in Social Work prepares social work professionals for research, teaching, and leadership. In partnership with the Columbus School of Law, NCSSS and the law school offer a dual degree program in which students may obtain both a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. |Read more
The Catholic University of America expresses its Catholic Identity through the actualization of Catholic Social Teaching in the National Catholic School of Social Service. In their coursework and field practicum, students of social work are formed by Catholic Social Teaching as they develop into professional leaders who serve society through charity and social justice in their social work practice. The faculty of NCSSS serve as strong role models in living the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching through their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. | More
- NCSSS IS RANKED #47 SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BY US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
- Dr. Sarah Moore Oliphant, NCSSS Assistant Professor and Leah Gage, NCSSS MSW '16, both presented at the Global Awareness Society International (http://orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi/) annual conference in Budapest, Hungary May 26-29 . Congratulations to Leah who was awarded the Leland Stanford McKeeman Global Awareness Scholarship. MSW students are encouraged to take Dr. Oliphant's Issues in International Social Development course in which she helps students prepare papers for conference submission.
- NCSSS Faculty & Students participate in CUA's first Research Day
- Dr. Joseph Shields Selected for the CUA Faculty Teaching Award
- NCSSS was honored by a visit by Cho Lay Mar, who this week received the Women's Refugee Commission's Voice of Courage Award. Cho Lay Mar is a Program Officer with Community and Family Services International (CFSI) in Myanmar. CFSI is an international NGO working throughout Southeast Asia and a long time partner of NCSSS. See Cho Lay Mar with some of our faculty (Professor Emeritus Dr. Frederick Ahearn, Dr. Sarah Moore Oliphant & Dr. Wendy Blome)
- Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson published a book chapter: Donaldson, L.P. (in press). Partners in service: Catholic social welfare and the social work profession. In E. Crisp (Ed.). International Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, London: Routledge.
- Drs. Dombo and Ahearn publish article in the Journal of Illness, Crisis, and Loss. Dombo, E. A., & Ahearn, F. L. (In press). The aftermath of humanitarian crises: A model for Addressing social work interventions with displaced persons. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 25(2).
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