The Catholic University of America

Table of Contents

Campus Overview
3
Message from the President
10
To the Graduate Students at The Catholic University of America:
10
Academic Calendar for 2007-2008
11
Fall (First) Semester 2007
11
Spring (Second) Semester 2008
11
2008 Summer Sessions Calendar
12
Special Sessions (900-913)
13
Officers of the University
14
Board of Trustees
14
Officers of Administration
15
Office of the President
15
Academic Affairs
15
Academic Deans
15
Enrollment Management
15
Facilities Operations
15
Financial Affairs
16
Student Life
16
University Development
16
Mission Statement of the Catholic University of America
17
Aims of the University
17
Goals of the University
17
Accreditation and Memberships
18
Accreditation
18
Memberships
18
Schools of the University
18
School of Architecture and Planning
18
School of Arts and Science
18
School of Canon Law
18
School of Engineering
18
Columbus School of Law
18
School of Library and Information Science
19
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
19
School of Nursing
19
School of Philosophy
19
National Catholic School of Social Service
19
School of Theology and Religious Studies
19
Metropolitan College
19
Graduate Programs of CUA
20
History
20
Academic Resources
21
University Libraries
21
Center for Planning and Information Technology
21
Consortium of Universities
22
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
22
Summer Sessions
22
Admission to Graduate Study
23
Application Requirements
23
International Student Admission
23
Registration and Enrollment
25
Registration
25
New Students
25
Continuing Students
25
Consortium Registration
25
Auditing
25
Postdoctoral Auditing Privilege
25
Course Numbers
25
Enrollment
25
Full-Time Study
25
Part-Time Study
26
Enrollment of Undergraduates for Graduate Study
26
Joint Advanced Degrees
26
Continuous Enrollment
27
Change of Enrollment
27
Leave of Absence
27
Change of Course
27
Withdrawal from a Course
27
General Requirements for Graduate Study
27
Introduction
27
Residence
27
Extended Residence
27
Registration in Absentia
28
Registration for Dissertation Defense
28
Master's and Licentiate Degrees
28
Coursework
28
Transfer of Credit
28
Language
28
Thesis
28
Option of Degree without Thesis
29
Comprehensive Examination
29
Completion of Requirements
29
Admission to a Doctoral Program
29
Doctoral Degree
29
Coursework
29
Transfer of Credit
29
Language
30
Comprehensive Examination
30
Admission to Candidacy
30
Completion of Requirements and a Request for Extension
30
Dissertation
30
Criteria for Dissertations
31
Oral Examination
31
Publication of Dissertation
32
Copyright
32
Grades and Academic Standing
32
Pass/Fail
32
Incomplete Grades
32
Change of Grade
32
Good Standing
33
Dismissal
33
Withdrawal from the University
33
Academic Dishonesty
33
Commencement
34
Diploma
34
Records and Transcripts
34
Name of Record
35
Transcripts
35
Student Life
35
Student Life Division Mission
35
Vice President for Student Life
35
Athletics
36
Career Services
36
Counseling Center
36
Dean of Students
36
Disability Support Services
36
Housing and Residential Services
36
International Student and Scholar Services
37
Public Safety
37
Student Health Services
37
Student Medical Insurance
37
University Center, Student Programs and Events
37
Multicultural Education and Awareness
37
Office of Campus Ministry
37
2007-2008 Fees and Expenses
38
Tuition-2007-2008 Academic Year
38
Tuition-2007 Summer Sessions
38
Mandatory Fees
38
Housing
38
Board
39
Application Fee
39
Registration Deposits
39
Miscellaneous Charges
39
Program Fees
40
Payment Plan
40
Refund Policy
40
University Financial Support
41
Office of Financial Aid
43
Federal Loan Programs
43
Stafford Loan
43
Federal Perkins Loan
43
Graduate and Professional Student PLUS Loans
43
School of Architecture and Planning
44
Officers of Instruction
45
Mission
47
Goals
47
Degree Programs
47
Faculty and Resources
48
Concentrations
48
Foreign Studies
49
Special Programs
49
Admissions
49
Degree Requirements
49
Other Information
51
School of Arts and Sciences
54
Officers of Instruction
55
Objectives
60
Administration
60
Department of Anthropology
60
Department of Art
61
Department of Biology
62
Department of Business and Economics
63
Department of Chemistry
65
Program in Comparative Literature
65
Department of Drama
67
Department of Education
70
Department of English Language and Literature
77
Department of Greek and Latin
79
Department of History
82
Department of Mathematics
86
Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
87
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
88
Department of Physics
91
Department of Politics
92
Department of Psychology
98
Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
102
Department of Sociology
103
School of Canon Law
106
Officers of Instruction
107
History
108
Purpose
108
Admission
108
First or Preparatory Cycle
108
Licentiate in Canon Law
108
Dual-Degree Program
110
Doctorate in Canon Law
110
School of Engineering
112
Officers of Instruction
113
History
116
Goals
116
Degree Programs
116
Special Regulations
116
Degree Requirements
116
Grade Point Average for Graduation
117
Master's Degree
117
Core Masters-Level Course
117
Joint Master's Degree Programs
117
Doctoral Degree
117
Transfer of Credit
117
Department of Biomedical Engineering
117
Department of Civil Engineering
119
Certificate of Engineering Management
121
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
122
Department of Mechanical Engineering
124
School of Library and Information Science
126
Officers of Instruction
127
History
128
Vision, Goals and Objectives
128
Program Goals and Objectives
128
M.S. in L.S. Program
128
Joint-Degree Programs
131
School Library Media Program
131
Transfer or Waiver of Credit
132
Additional Information
132
Academic Program at SLIS
133
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
135
Officers of Instruction
136
Faculty Distribution
137
History
138
Goals
138
Institute of Sacred Music
139
Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music
139
Graduate Programs
139
Master of Arts Degree
140
Joint-Degree Program in Music Librarianship
140
Master of Music in Composition
141
Master of Music in Pedagogy
142
Master of Music in Performance
144
Master of Music in Sacred Music
147
Doctor of Musical Arts Degree
148
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
149
Doctor of Musical Arts in Pedagogy
150
Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance
152
Doctor of Musical Arts in Sacred Music
157
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
158
Graduate Artist Diploma
160
Music Teacher Certification Program
161
National Catholic School of Social Service
166
Officers of Instruction
167
History
171
Mission
171
Goals
171
Organization
171
Physical Facilities and Amenities
172
Student Resources
172
Academic Requirements
173
NCSSS Graduate Degree Programs
174
Academic Policies and Procedures
181
Doctor of Philosophy Program
182
Ph.D. Curriculum
184
Academic Policies and Procedures
185
School of Nursing
188
Officers of Instruction
189
History
190
Mission
190
Goals
190
Admission
190
Master of Science in Nursing Program
190
Combined B.S.N./M.S.N. Program for Registered Nurses
191
Advanced Practice Master of Science in Nursing Program
191
Post-Master's Certificate Programs
193
Financial Aid
193
Student Resources
194
Other Information
194
Master of Science in Nursing Program
194
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
196
Post-Master's D.N.P. Program of Study
197
Post-Baccalaureate D.N.P. Program of Study
197
Doctor of Philosophy Program
197
M.S.N.-Ph.D. Option
199
School of Philosophy
201
Officers of Instruction
202
History
203
Mission
203
Requirements for Admission
203
Graduate Programs
204
Doctor of Philosophy
204
Dual-Degree Programs
205
Procedures
205
Continuous Enrollment of Graduate Students
206
Special Endowments and Funds
206
Basselin Foundation
206
Pre-Theology Program
207
Summer Sessions
207
School of Theology and Religious Studies
209
Officers of Instruction
210
Endowed Professorships
212
Student Endowments
212
Quasten Medal
212
An Introductory Note
212
History
213
Goals
213
Degree Programs
213
Ecclesiastical Degree Programs
213
Bachelor of Sacred Theology, S.T.B.
213
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, S.T.L.
215
Doctor of Sacred Theology
216
Civil Degrees-M.A. and Ph.D. Programs
217
Academic Areas of Study
219
M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies
219
Master of Arts Degree
220
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
220
S.T.L. and S.T.D. in Biblical Theology
220
Church History
221
Historical and Systematic Theology
222
Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology
225
Moral Theology/Ethics
227
Religious Education/Catechetics
228
Spirituality
230
Religion and Culture
231
Pastoral Studies
232
Master of Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership
234
Master of Arts in the History of Religions
235
Joint Degree Program Combined Master of Arts / Master of Science in Library Science
235
Educational Affiliations Institutes and Opportunities
235
Theological College
236
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affiliations
238
Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
238
Washington Theological Consortium
238
Other Educational Opportunities
238