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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 >>

New Master's Student Fellowship Opportunity

The Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment has announced a fellowship opportunity for a master's student.

Please click here for more information.

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.



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