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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 >>

New Graduate Student Orientation

Calling all new CUA graduate students!

The New Graduate Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00am in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. To register, visit the Graduate Orientation website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

TA/TF Orientation and Syllabus Workshop Announced

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning has announced the program schedule for the Syllabus Training Workshop on Friday, August 21 and New Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow Orientation on Monday, August 24.

Please visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning website for more details.

New Handbooks and Forms Created

The 2015-2016 editions of the Doctoral Dissertation and Master's and Licentiate Thesis handbooks have been finalized and uploaded. These handbooks replace all previous editions, and must be used for all dissertation and thesis submissions starting this Fall 2015 semester.

A revised Doctoral Dissertation Topic and Committee Request for Approval Form has been developed and uploaded to the website. This is now the official form for doctoral students to use from this point forward (May 5, 2015).

Please be sure to read the Instructions for Preparing the Proposal as well when developing your proposal for review and approval.

Job Posting Announcement for Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry announces an open position as a Graduate Assistant for Retreats and Men's Ministry. The Graduate Assistant will work with the Associate Campus Ministers for Men’s Ministry AND Faith Formation. This person will assist with the various tasks (preparation and logistics) required for the numerous retreats offered through campus ministry. In addition, this person will assist with the training of student leadership teams for various faith based groups.

For more details, please click here.

Job Posting Announcement for Architecture Graduates

Leuterio Thomas LLC, a provider of architectural and structural engineering services in Prince George’s County, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill positions as an Architect Intern (Level I) and Architect (Level II).

Please see the attached flyer and announcement for further details.

Graduate Intern Program with OSSE

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) seeks qualified graduate students for its fall internship program.

For more details, please click here.

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).

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



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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