The Catholic University of America

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Click to expand or collapse Campus Overview1

Click to expand or collapse Message from the President 1

To the Graduate Students at The Catholic University of America: 1

Click to expand or collapse Academic Calendar for 2009-2010 2

Fall (First) Semester 2009 2
Spring (Second) Semester 2010 2
2009 Summer Sessions Calendar 2
Special Sessions (900-913) 2

Click to expand or collapse Officers of the University 2

Board of Trustees 2
Officers of Administration 2
Office of the President 2
Academic Affairs 2
Academic Deans 2
Enrollment Management 2
Facilities Operations 2
Financial Affairs 2
Student Life 2
University Development 2

Click to expand or collapse Mission Statement of the Catholic University of America2

Click to expand or collapse Aims of the University2

Click to expand or collapse Goals of the University2

Click to expand or collapse Accreditation and Memberships 2

Accreditation 2
Memberships 2

Click to expand or collapse Schools of the University 2

School of Architecture and Planning 2
School of Arts and Science 2
School of Canon Law 2
School of Engineering 2
Columbus School of Law 2
School of Library and Information Science 2
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 2
School of Nursing 2
School of Philosophy 2
National Catholic School of Social Service 2
School of Theology and Religious Studies 2
Metropolitan College 2

Click to expand or collapse Graduate Programs of CUA2

Click to expand or collapse History2

Click to expand or collapse Academic Resources 2

University Libraries 2
Center for Planning and Information Technology 2
Consortium of Universities 2
Oak Ridge Associated Universities 2

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Click to expand or collapse Admission to Graduate Study 3

Application Requirements 3
International Student Admission 3

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Registration 3
New Students 3
Continuing Students 3
Consortium Registration 3
Auditing 3
Postdoctoral Auditing Privilege 3
Course Numbers 3

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Full-Time Study 3
Part-Time Study 3
Enrollment of Undergraduates for Graduate Study 3
Joint Advanced Degrees 3
Continuous Enrollment 3

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Leave of Absence 3
Change of Course 3
Withdrawal from a Course 3

Click to expand or collapse General Requirements for Graduate Study 3

Introduction 3
Residence 3
Extended Residence 3
Registration in Absentia 3
Registration for Dissertation Defense 3

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Coursework 3
Transfer of Credit 3
Language 3
Thesis 3
Option of Degree without Thesis 3
Comprehensive Examination 3
Completion of Requirements 3
Admission to a Doctoral Program 3

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Coursework 3
Transfer of Credit 3
Language 3
Comprehensive Examination 3
Admission to Candidacy 3
Completion of Requirements and a Request for Extension 3
Dissertation 3
Criteria for Dissertations 3
Oral Examination 3
Publication of Dissertation 3
Copyright 3

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Pass/Fail 3
Incomplete Grades 3
Change of Grade 3
Good Standing 3
Dismissal 3
Withdrawal from the University 3

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Commencement 3

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Name of Record 3
Transcripts 3

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Click to expand or collapse 2009-2010 Fees and Expenses 3

Tuition-2009-2010 Academic Year 3
Tuition-2010 Summer Sessions 3
Mandatory Fees 3
Housing 3
Board 3
Application Fee 3
Registration Deposits 3
Miscellaneous Charges 3
Program Fees 3
Payment Plan 3
Refund Policy 3
University Financial Support 3

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Federal Loan Programs 3
Stafford Loan 3
Federal Perkins Loan 3
Graduate and Professional Student PLUS Loans 3

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Click to expand or collapse School of Architecture and Planning 4

Officers of Instruction 4
Mission 4
Goals 4
Degree Programs 4
Faculty and Resources 4
Concentrations 4
Foreign Studies 4
Special Programs 4
Admissions 4
Degree Requirements 4
Other Information 4

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Officers of Instruction 5
Objectives 5
Administration 5
Department of Anthropology 5
Department of Art 5
Department of Biology 5
Department of Business and Economics 5
Department of Chemistry 5
Program in Comparative Literature 5
Department of Drama 5
Program in Early Christian Studies 5
Department of Education 5
Department of English Language and Literature 5
Department of Greek and Latin 5
Department of History 5
Program in Irish Studies 5
Department of Mathematics 5
Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies 5
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 5
Department of Physics 5
Department of Politics 5
Department of Psychology 5
Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures 5
Department of Sociology 5

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Click to expand or collapse School of Canon Law 6

Officers of Instruction 6
History 6
Purpose 6
Admission 6
First or Preparatory Cycle 6
Licentiate in Canon Law 6
Dual-Degree Program 6
Doctorate in Canon Law 6

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Click to expand or collapse School of Engineering 7

Officers of Instruction 7
History 7
Goals 7
Degree Programs 7
Special Regulations 7
Degree Requirements 7
Grade Point Average for Graduation 7
Master's Degree 7
Core Masters-Level Course 7
Joint Master's Degree Programs 7
Doctoral Degree 7
Transfer of Credit 7
Department of Biomedical Engineering 7
Department of Civil Engineering 7
Engineering Management Program 7
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 7
Department of Mechanical Engineering 7

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Click to expand or collapse School of Library and Information Science 8

Officers of Instruction 8
History 8
Vision, Goals and Objectives 8
Program Goals and Objectives 8
M.S. in L.S. Program 8
Joint-Degree Programs 8
School Library Media Program 8
Transfer or Waiver of Credit 8
Additional Information 8
Academic Program at SLIS 8

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Click to expand or collapse Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 9

Officers of Instruction 9
Faculty Distribution 9
History 9
Goals 9
Institute of Sacred Music 9
Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music 9
Graduate Programs 9
Master of Arts Degree 9
Joint-Degree Program in Music Librarianship 9
Master of Music Degree 9
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Master of Music in Sacred Music 9
Doctor of Musical Arts Degree 9
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Doctor of Musical Arts in Sacred Music 9
Doctor of Philosophy Degree 9
Graduate Artist Diploma 9
Music Teacher Certification Program 9

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Click to expand or collapse National Catholic School of Social Service 10

Officers of Instruction 10
History 10
Mission 10
Goals 10
Organization 10
NCSSS Graduate Degree Programs 10
Master of Social Work Program 10
Doctor of Philosophy Program 10
Ph.D. Curriculum 10
Academic Policies and Procedures 10
Student Resources 10
Courses of Instruction 10

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Click to expand or collapse School of Nursing 11

Officers of Instruction 11
History 11
Mission 11
Goals 11
Master of Science in Nursing Program 11
M.S.N. Specialties 11
M.S.N. Specialty Curriculum Requirements 11
Combined B.S.N./M.S.N. Program Option for Registered Nurses 11
Post-Master's School of Nursing Certificate Option 11
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program 11
Doctor of Philosophy Program 11

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Officers of Instruction 12
History 12
Mission 12
Requirements for Admission 12
Graduate Programs 12
Doctor of Philosophy 12
Dual-Degree Programs 12
Procedures 12
Continuous Enrollment of Graduate Students 12
Special Endowments and Funds 12
Basselin Foundation 12
Pre-Theology Program 12
Summer Sessions 12

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Click to expand or collapse School of Theology and Religious Studies 13

Officers of Instruction 13
Endowed Professorships 13
Student Endowments 13
Quasten Medal 13
An Introductory Note 13
History 13
Goals 13
Degree Programs 13
Ecclesiastical Degree Programs 13
Bachelor of Sacred Theology, S.T.B. 13
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, S.T.L. 13
Doctor of Sacred Theology 13
Civil Degrees-M.A. and Ph.D. Programs 13
Academic Areas of Study 13
M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies 13
Master of Arts Degree 13
Doctor of Philosophy Degree 13
S.T.L. and S.T.D. in Biblical Theology 13
Church History 13
Historical and Systematic Theology 13
Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology 13
Moral Theology/Ethics 13
Religious Education/Catechetics 13
Spirituality 13
Religion and Culture 13
Pastoral Studies 13
Master of Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership 13
Master of Arts in the History of Religions 13
Joint Degree Program Combined Master of Arts / Master of Science in Library Science 13
Educational Affiliations Institutes and Opportunities 13
Theological College 13
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affiliations 13
Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family 13
Washington Theological Consortium 13
Other Educational Opportunities 13

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Click to expand or collapse Metropolitan College 14

Administration 14
Adjunct Faculty 14
History and Mission 14
Admission 14
Financial Information 14
Degree Programs 14