The Catholic University of America

About Us

Our commitment to supporting traditional social work values while responding to today’s educational and practice developments continues to make ours a highly regarded program both within the academic world and the practice community.

In the search for undergraduate and graduate programs in social work, the School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America stands out. Its reputation as delivering a top quality education for those seeking to enter this profession speaks for itself.

A degree from CUA is a prestigious credential. Consistently earning top ratings in every category, the BSW and MSW programs, both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, hold the standard for excellence high. The PhD Program, the third oldest in the nation and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, continues to produce social work scholars who further the development of the profession through research, knowledge-building, and leadership.

When assessing the value of a social work program, size can be a key determinant. At the School of Social Service, classes are small—translating to a high degree of student–faculty interaction and individualized attention.
Rather than being lost in a sea of students, social work students are mentored by faculty from their first day through graduation and beyond.