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

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 >>

Casey Family Programs Internship Announced

Casey Family Programs is the nation's largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Their mission is to provide and improve - and ultimately prevent the need for - foster care.

CFP is looking for a graduate-level intern in their Public Policy office in Washington, DC. Ideally, CFP is looking for someone that is focused on Policy, but has an interest in Child Welfare or Social Services. The intern would attend events and briefings as a representative of Casey Family Programs and be able to report back to the team on what was shared. They will also act as a research assistant on research projects as assigned. This internship is paid a small hourly rate for no more than 20 hours per week.

Casey Family Programs is currently scheduling brief interviews with interested students as part of the selection process. If you are interested, please contact Heidi Tobaben at, or contact the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies ( for more information.

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.


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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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  • Feb.
    Ash Wednesday
    The beginning of the liturgical season of Lent.
  • Feb.
    Administrative Monday
    Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes THIS DAY ONLY.
  • Feb.
    Congratulations on reaching the halfway point of the semester.
  • Feb.
    Spring Recess
    Be sure to enjoy a healthy break from your studies this week.
  • Mar.
    Classes Resume
    Classes resume after Spring recess.
  • Mar.
    Spring Graduation Deadline
    This is the last day for Spring 2016 graduation candidates to submit the online diploma application.

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



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