(855) 295-5711


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Earn a Master’s of Social Work Online

Prepare for your Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) examination at an accredited university recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

When you pursue an online Master of Social Work (MSW) from The Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service, you’ll gain the credentials to facilitate social change. You’ll learn the knowledge and skills to take the LGSW exam and practice with the desired certifications.

95% of students pass the LGSW exam on their first attempt.

This values-driven degree features a comprehensive curriculum that pairs theory with written assignments and readies you for real-world assessment techniques and diagnoses. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared in all aspects of clinical practice for individuals, families, couples and groups.


Advanced Standing option is available for qualified applicants.


Online MSW Program Topics

  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • Human Development and Psychopathology
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services I & II
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
  • Generalist Practice with Groups, Communities & Organizations
  • Foundation Field Education and Seminar I & II

Why The Catholic University of America

  • Named a “Best Colleges” (2013) by U.S. News & World Report
  • Promotes professional development and accommodates busy schedules
  • Supportive and friendly learning environment
  • Personal attention from dedicated faculty members
  • Caring advisers committed to nurturing professional and personal success
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Career Growth Projections

Social Workers +25% (from 2010 to 2020)
Social and Community Service Managers +21% (thru 2022).

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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