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Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

Call for Applications: 2017 Humanities without Walls Consortium National Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop

You are invited to apply for a position in a summer workshop sponsored by The Humanities Without Walls, a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. The workshop is for PhD students in humanities disciplines who are are interested in learning about careers outside the academy and/or the tenure track system.  All workshop events will take place in Chicago, IL (dates tentatively set at 17 July through 5 August 2017).

Click here for further details.

New Graduate Student Orientation and Reception

The New Graduate Student Orientation provides a general introduction to graduate life at CUA. New graduate students will hear from a number of campus offices and services that we hope will help you succeed as a CUA student, and will provide a head start in your studies.

We also invite you to come join your fellow new graduate students at a reception in historic McMahon Hall. Meet and greet members of the CUA faculty and staff from your schools and departments, all while enjoying some cocktail reception goodies!

To register for the Orientation, please click here.

To register for the Welcoming Reception, please click here.

You can also find more information on both events by visiting the Graduate Studies webpage on the Nest.

General Information

Welcome to The Catholic University of America's Graduate Studies website! The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies works collaboratively with faculty and administrators from CUA's twelve schools to enhance the academic quality of graduate programs, and provides leadership and support to the University's graduate mission. More >>

Open Access and Digital Scholarship @ CUA

The Open Access conversation continues! This discussion should be of special importance to all our graduate students who are looking to become published academics in their future.

Check out the latest news on Open Access and Digital Scholarship @ CUA at the University Libraries Blog.

News and Event Announcements

Be sure to keep up to date on the latest Graduate Studies news and announcements by looking at the Current Events and Happenings page. This page included job opportunities, scholarship and grant applications, and other events shared with the Graduate Studies office, and is updated frequently.

Did You Know...

The Catholic University of America football team has a better record in the Orange Bowl than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Find out more CUA trivia at our Did You Know? page, located under the Graduate Students FAQ site.


For more information about the online submission process, please click here, or on the picture of Mullen Library below.


The Survey of Earned Doctorates has now moved to a fully-online system. All students, as part of their doctoral deposit process, must complete the SED at This is a requirement for graduation from CUA, and must be completed. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies office.


You can visit Digital Scholarship @ CUA to access previous CUA dissertations, and see where your work will end up in the future!

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Be sure to visit the Funding and Research Opportunities page frequently for fellowship, grant, and scholarship deadlines!


Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
116 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Main Phone: (202) 319-5247
Fax: (202) 319-6174



The Catholic University of America encourages you to begin the application process as early as possible. Click here to apply.



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