Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Catholic University of America

Program Details

Social work is a profession dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, the pursuit of social justice, and helping a wide range of individuals to reach their full potential. Social workers are compassionate and understanding promoters of human dignity, diversity, and self-determination in the battle against exploitation, addiction, violence, and oppression. The online MSW at The Catholic University of America proudly represents these ideals by providing students with the knowledge they'll need to make a difference in their own lives, and in the lives of those around them.


  • Must have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • A GPA of 3.5 in all undergraduate social work courses
  • A GPA of 3.2 in all courses applied towards the BSW
  • Completion of all undergraduate generalist practicum comparable to the NCSSS foundation practicum, including 480 hours of field education
  • Three reference letters
  • Transcripts

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

The University is not authorized to provide distance education in Massachusetts.