Catholic University of America
Washington DC 20064
The University's total enrollment is 5,734, including 2,974 graduate and professional students.
The Location and Community
The University is located on a spacious, 144-acre campus in a residential area of northeast Washington that is easily accessible from all parts of the metropolitan area. There is a Metrorail station at the campus.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
The School of Theology and Religious Studies grants ecclesiastical degrees (S.T.B., S.T.L., and S.T.D.), civil degrees (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.), and professional degrees (M.R.E., M.Div., D.Min.). Areas of study include biblical studies, Church history, Hispanic/Latino studies, historical and systematic theology, liturgical studies/sacramental theology, moral theology, pastoral and ministerial studies, religion and culture, religious education, and spirituality.
Programs of study that lead to master's and Ph.D. degrees are also offered in the Schools of Engineering, Music, Nursing, and Philosophy and in the National Catholic School of Social Service. The Schools of Architecture, Law, and Library and Information Science also offer the appropriate professional degrees.
In addition to interdisciplinary programs in early Christian studies and medieval and Byzantine studies, numerous opportunities for study in joint programs are available.
Facilities & Resources
The University is connected to the Internet via SURAnet, and there are more than 1,000 microcomputers and terminals on campus. The University is a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies. The Washington Research Library Consortium provides access to millions of volumes that are owned by the eight member libraries through a combined online catalog, direct borrowing, and a delivery service. Resources include ALADIN (the catalog of books, journals, periodical articles, and document citations), document delivery services, Internet access, and direct-dial access to numerous scholarly indexes and services. In addition, students have access to the collections of the Library of Congress, the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Library of Medicine.
Expenses and Aid
How to Apply / Application
Admission is open to qualified men and women of any age, color, disability, race, religion, or national or ethnic origin.
Who to Contact
Arts and Sciences. Lawrence Poos, Dean.
• Anthropology: Jon Anderson.
• Business and Economics: Kevin F. Forbes.
• Chemistry: Gregory Brewer.
• Comparative Literature: Joseph Sendry.
• Drama: Thomas Donahue.
• Early Christian Studies: Philip Rousseau.
• Education: Shauvan Wall.
• English Language and Literature: Ernest Suarez.
• Greek and Latin: William Klingshirn.
• History: Robert Schneider.
• Irish Studies: Christina Mahony.
• Medieval and Byzantine Studies: Thérèse-Anne Druart.
• Physics: Charles J. Montrose.
• Politics: Mark Rozell.
• Psychology: Marc M. Sebrechts.
• Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures: Sydney Griffiths.
• Sociology: Sandra Hanson.
• Engineering. Charles Nguyen, Dean.
• Biomedical Engineering: Mark Mirotznik.
• Civil Engineering: Poul Lade.
• Electrical Engineering: Robert Meister.
• Engineering Management: John Leonard.
• Mechanical Engineering: J. Steven Brown.
• Philosophy. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Dean.
• Theology and Religious Studies. Francis Moloney, S.D.B., Dean.
• Biblical Studies: Francis T. Gignac, S.J.
• Church History: Jacques M. Gres-Gayer
• Liturgical Studies: Kevin Irwin.
• Religion and Religious Education: Raymond Studzinski.
• Theology: Donald Heet, O.S.F.S.
Deans of Other Graduate and Professional Schools
• School of Architecture and Planning: Randall Ott.
• School of Canon Law: Brian Ferme.
• Columbus School of Law: William Fox Jr.
• School of Library and Information Science: Martha Hale.
• The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music: Murry Sidlin.
• School of Nursing: Ann Marie Brooks.
• National Catholic School of Social Service: James R. Zabora.