The Catholic University of America Now Offers Master of Social Work Online

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The Catholic University of America announced their Master of Social Work (MSW) is now available online. Offered by the school’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS), this online program builds its strength on Catholic’s leading, ground-based clinical social work program.

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CUA is offering a comprehensive online program that provides professionals with the real-world clinical knowledge needed to obtain a license in clinical social work practice or an advanced position in a variety of fields.

The Catholic University of America announced their Master of Social Work (MSW) is now available online. Offered by the school’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS), this online program builds its strength on Catholic’s leading, ground-based clinical social work program. Students are prepared to work with a wide variety of populations in various settings – both locally and globally.

The online MSW program prepares students for the Licensed Graduate Social Work Exam through a demanding curriculum that puts theory into action. “We’ve learned that working professionals simply do not have the time to pause their career and go back to school on campus to earn advanced social work credentials,” said Dean Will Rainford, NCSSS. “We’re offering a comprehensive online program that provides professionals with the real-world clinical knowledge needed to obtain a license in clinical social work practice or an advanced position in a variety of fields.”

Social workers with clinical experience are in great demand. Employment of social workers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.* Through Catholic’s online MSW, students gain the knowledge to help qualify for a wide range of professional roles including:

  •     Mental health counseling/therapy
  •     Clinical work with at-risk families
  •     Clinical case management with homeless individuals
  •     Trauma treatment
  •     School social work
  •     Play therapy with children
  •     Community-based work with the elderly

A master’s degree in social work is typically required to work in health and school settings and is required for clinical work. Many public and private agencies require an advanced degree to work as a social worker-especially for supervisory or administrative positions.

To learn more about the online MSW, click here or call 855-295-5711.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Social Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm (visited July 12, 2013).

About The Catholic University of America:
Located on a beautiful campus in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America (CUA) is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Founded in 1887 as a center for graduate study, CUA has evolved into a modern American university, committed not only to graduate but also to undergraduate and professional education. The University is dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, seeking to discover, preserve and impart truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.

CUA is home to 12 academic schools, 21 research facilities and approximately 7,000 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and 97 percent of the full-time faculty has doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields. At CUA, you will find a supportive and friendly learning environment where students experience personal attention from dedicated faculty members and caring advisers who are committed to nurturing your potential for professional and personal success.

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