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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 >>

Commencement Reminder

Each candidate who has fulfilled all degree requirements and has been recommended to the Academic Senate by the faculty is required to attend the commencement exercises, unless excused by the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.

To be excused from commencement exercises, a letter must be sent to both the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and the school dean, indicating the reason(s) for requesting the permission to be excused. If permission is granted by the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, the student is responsible to make all necessary arrangements with both the school dean and the Office of Enrollment Services in forwarding the diploma.

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.

2013-2014 Graduate Announcements Posted

Please look here for the revised Graduate Announcements for the 2013-2014 academic year. These announcements govern graduate studies at The Catholic University of America, and all graduate students should be familiar with these requirements.

Internership at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (posted April 22, 2014)

Please click here for further details on this paid internship opportunity for graduate students.

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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!


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



Scholarships and Fellowships

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