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In recent years, the demand for social workers has grown considerably and is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008-2009).  A career in social work provides the opportunity to empower and offer hope to those in need. Social workers help people find solutions to problems encountered in everyday life and during life’s most difficult circumstances.  Social workers also bring about changes in social policies, social institutions, and communities to ensure that all people, regardless of status, may achieve a quality standard of living. 

NCSSS offers three concentrations in the advanced level curricula: 1) the Clinical Concentration, 2) the Social Change Concentration, and 3) the Combined (clinical and social change) concentration. Within the clinical concentration, students may elect to specialize within the health care or military arenas. To learn more about the concentrations and specializations, please follow the links below.

Clinical Concetration

Why Choose the Clinical

With a long history of preparing highly qualified clinical social work practitioners, our Clinical Concentration focuses on strengths-based practice in a variety of clinical settings and prepares students for licensed independent practice.  | Continue

Social Change Concetration

Why Choose the Social Change

The Social Change Concentration prepares social work students to contribute to domestic and international initiatives designed to bring about a more equitable and just world through structural change at organizational, community, and societal levels.| Continue

Combined Concetration

Why Choose the Combined

Catholic University's MSW-Combined Concentration is one of the few such programs of its kind in the nation. It focuses on strengths-based practice in a variety of clinical settings and prepares students for licensed independent practice in most jurisdictions. | Continue