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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 >>

Farewell to Mary Aquilino

On Tuesday, April 14, the Graduate Studies office said goodbye to Mary Aquilino, who served the University as Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies since 2008, and had previously served with the office of the dean in the School of Nursing.

Mary had helped countless students with their theses, treatises, and dissertations. She had also been the first point of contact with the CUA faculty and staff in all things graduate studies.

We wish the best of luck to Mary as she continues her adventures in the Lone Star State! She will definitely be missed in McMahon 116!

NORC/SED Interviews-Request for Assistance

NORC is recruiting research doctorate candidates who are nearing graduation (i.e., graduating in May, June, or July of 2015) to participate in a confidential cognitive interview that will discuss the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) questionnaire. During the interview, participants will be asked to “think aloud” as they fill out the questionnaire and respond to questions. NORC is hoping to get valuable feedback from doctoral students so that we can better understand how students respond to the questionnaire.

For more information, click here or read the NORC flyer.

Housing Services Announces On-Campus Housing Space for Graduate Students

Housing Services has announced that, based on current housing demand, The University will have on-campus housing for graduate and law students next year. Available spaces will include single and double rooms in Caldwell Hall (male) and Seton Wing (female).

Housing Services has already received 18 housing applications for approximately 90 graduate and law housing spaces.

Interested students should visit the Housing Services website at for more information, including instructions on how to apply.

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.

Campus Ministry Announces Graduate Events for the Spring 2015 Semester

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

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 Disclosure

All Catholic University of America faculty members, staff members, and students are encouraged to visit the Office of the General Counsel website at

There, you can 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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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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