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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 >>

Summer Office Hours

Please note that office hours from June 2 through August 18, 2017 are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Graduate Studies office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 3 (Office Workshop Day)
  • Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Tuesday, August 15 (Solemnity of the Assumption)

We hope you have a restful and relaxing Summer!

Job Posting: Director of Graduate Recruiting

The Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies announces the opening of the Director of Graduate Recruiting position. This position is responsible for the complete administration and management of the Office of Graduate Recruiting. The director will play a key role in driving highly qualified candidates to the individual schools websites where they will interact with individual schools recruiting systems and resources to achieve enrollment goals and objectives.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the Office of Human Resources page for more information.

Updates to the Grant-in-Aid and Lecturer Development Grant Policies

Please visit the Grant-in-Aid website and Lecturer Development Grant website for more information.

These policy updates go into effect immediately.

New Graduate Student Orientation

The New Graduate Student Orientation provides a general introduction to graduate life at CUA. New graduate students will hear from a number of campus offices and services that we hope will help you succeed as a CUA student, and will provide a head start in your studies.

The orientation will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Caldwell Auditorium. The orientation begins with breakfast at 8:30 am, and the program starts promptly at 9:00 am.

For further information and registration for the event, please click here (CUA Nest login required).

New Coordinator of Student Scholarships and Awards

Erin Kleiber comes to the Office of Graduate Studies after a year working at the School of Theology and Religious Studies. She grew up just outside Washington, DC in Alexandria, Virginia. After receiving her BA from the University of Dallas in 2014 (double major in English and Drama), she worked as a freelance costume technician for two years. She has been working at Catholic University since February 2016, and is currently pursuing coursework for an MA in Theater History and Criticism. Welcome aboard, Erin!

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.


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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