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The Catholic University of America

National Catholic School of Social Service

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / National Catholic School of Social Service is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (MSW/JD)
Master of Social Work (MSW) Clinical Clinical health care
Master of Social Work (MSW) Clinical Clinical military, veterans, and families
Master of Social Work (MSW) Combined (clinical and social change) Clinical and macro practice
Master of Social Work (MSW) Social change
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social work

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 191
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if undergraduate GPA less than 3.0)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

215
Applied
155
Accepted
81
Enrolled
72%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT (if undergraduate GPA less than 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 92

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.89%
Black or African American 32.88%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.27%
Two or more races 7.01%
Unknown 1.35%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 27
Male (6)
Female (36)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International social development; advancement of children, youth, and families; global aging; community development and social justice; promotion of health and mental health well-being
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Marie Raber
Dean
Email: raber@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5472
Fax: 202-319-5093

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