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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 >>

Center for Academic Success: Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts Series

Dr. Pamela Ward, Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of CUA’s Rhetoric and Writing Program, and Dr. Kevin Rulo, Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of CUA’s Writing Center, will offer the workshop "Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum” on Wednesday, October 1 in Pryz Great Room C. 

Lunch will be served at 11:30am, followed by the presentation at 12:00pm.

This workshop deals with the teaching of writing at the university level. How can you as a teacher effectively respond to and evaluate student writing? How can you facilitate student growth in writing and critical thinking? What are some principles to consider in composing writing assignments and in designing rubrics? What strategies are available to ensure that students value writing in your courses?

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Campus Ministry Announces Graduate Events for 2014-2015 Academic Year

Sister Ruth A. Harkins, IHM, the Associate Campus Minister for Graduate and Professional Students, has announced the schedule of events geared towards graduate students this upcoming academic year.

For further information, feel free to contact Sr. Ruth at or by phone at 202-319-6579.

Update to the Master's and Licentiate Thesis Deposit Process

If you are depositing a master's or licentiate thesis this semester, please DO NOT include your Social Security number on your check or money order in the amount of $45. The Catholic University of America no longer requires the Social Security Number, but you can include your CUA ID number on your check or money order for identification and processing purposes.

Update to the Doctoral Dissertation Handbook

Page 12 of the Doctoral Dissertation Handbook ("Sample Dissertation Title Page with Copyright") has been updated. Please click here for the updated version of Page 12 of the Doctoral Dissertation Handbook.

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 Disclosure

All Catholic University of America faculty members, staff members, and students can visit the Office of the General Counsel website at to become familiar with specified information to all prospective students, applicants, employees and current students. 

The webpage has been created to fulfill the University's compliance with the disclosure requirements under Title IV and Title IX.

Title IV requires institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, applicants, employees and current students.

Title IX requires disclosure of information about the University Title IX Officer and other Title IX information.



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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  • Oct.
    Congratulations on reaching the halfway point of the semester!
  • Oct.
    Columbus Day
    University Holiday. No classes scheduled.
  • Oct.
    Administrative Monday
    Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes THIS DAY ONLY
  • Nov.
    All Saints Day
    Visit the Campus Ministry website for Mass schedules.
  • Nov.
    All Souls Day
    The Memorial Mass for the deceased members of the University community will be held at 5:10pm in Caldwell Chapel.
  • Nov.
    Registration for Spring Semester 2015
    Registration continues through January 23, 2015.

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