Graduate AdmissionsThe Catholic University of America is a community of scholars, both faculty and students, set apart to discover and preserve knowledge, with particular reference to the needs and opportunities of the nation. CUA offers 130 degrees in over 50 programs through 12 academic schools. Students can take courses toward a graduate degree, certificate, or for personal enrichment.
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All visitors with graduate admissions inquiries should visit McMahon Hall Room 116.
Learn About Our Graduate Programs
Would you like to know more about our graduate programs? Fill out a brief request form and information will be sent to you.
Your Enrollment Deposit Online
Newly admitted students can pay their enrollment deposits online. Utilize CardinalPay through Cardinal Station. The non-refundable deposit is the first payment to your student account.
Campus Tours for Graduate Students
We invite you to visit campus, schedule an appointment with your department or school of interest, and take a tour. You can schedule a visit with your department or school of interest by contacting them directly at the numbers on the right.
New Online Application for
The Office of Graduate Admissions has created a new application for admission to CUA’s graduate programs. The new application is designed to be more efficient for our applicants by allowing the online submission of documents. To learn more about the new application process, click here.
Student Online Orientation
Welcome new graduate students! A comprehensive on-line orientation is now posted for your reference. Please visit the orientation site for useful campus information as you start classes.
"I chose Catholic because of the strong faculty student relationship. Faculty are readily available and provide direction for research and job opportunities in the DC area."
- Meghan Slipka, Psychology, MA
The Catholic University of America encourages you to begin the application process as early as possible.
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CUA offers traditional research-based graduate degrees through 12 specialized schools.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For optimal scholarship consideration for the Fall semester, you must submit your application prior to February 1st.
We invite you to visit our campus, schedule an appointment with your department of interest, and take a tour.
in the Nation's Capital
One of CUA's greatest benefits is our location, offering the best of city life on a suburban campus.
- Contacting Your Graduate School of Interest
School of Architecture 202-319-5188
School of Arts and Sciences 202-319-5253
School of Business and Economics 202-319-5236
School of Canon Law 202-319-5492
School of Engineering 202-319-5160
School of Law 202-319-5151
Metropolitan School of Professional Studies 202-319-5256
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 202-319-5414
School of Nursing 202-319-6537
School of Philosophy 202-319-5259
National Catholic School of Social Service 202-319-5496
School of Theology and Religious Studies 202-319-5683
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- Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 Disclosure
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Calendar and To-do List
Daily visits should be scheduled by contacting your school of interest.