SCHOOLS OF THE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Architecture (professional degree, one-and-one-half to two years), Master of Architecture (professional degree, three years), Master of Architectural Studies (post-professional degree), Master of City and Regional Planning, and Master of Science in Sustainable Design.
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The departments of the school offering graduate degrees are anthropology, biology, chemistry (chemical education), drama, education, English, Greek and Latin, history, library and information science, modern languages and literatures, physics, politics, psychology, Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures, and sociology. Interdisciplinary programs are available in comparative literature, early Christian studies, and medieval and Byzantine studies.
SCHOOL OF CANON LAW
Programs lead to the pontifical degrees of Licentiate in Canon Law and Doctor of Canon Law. A dual degree program is also conducted in conjunction with the Columbus School of Law.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Programs lead to the Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Analysis, Master of Arts in Integral Economic Development Management, and Master of Arts in Integral Economic Policy.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Biomedical Engineering, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Engineering, Doctor of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy.
COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF LAW
The law school offers both Juris Doctor and LL.M. degrees, supported by a broad curriculum that prepares graduates for a range of professional career opportunities. Concentrated certificate programs are available in communications law, law and public policy, comparative and international law, and securities law. Through a wide choice of clinical programs, students can gain professional service and skills experience.
BENJAMIN T. ROME SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Music, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Musical Arts. A joint degree program in music librarianship (Master of Arts in Musicology and Master of Science in Library Science) also is available, as is a concentration or minor in Latin American music within most graduate degree programs.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Programs lead to the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing degree offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in advanced practice roles with concentrations in adult/geriatric, family, pediatric, school nurse practitioners, education, administration, community/public health, and advanced practice psychiatric-mental health. Doctoral study in nursing enables the student to integrate clinical acumen with research knowledge and skills. The program prepares clinical nurse researchers who can teach, administer, and contribute to policy formulation in the private and community health care sectors.
SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy and to the pontifical degrees of Licentiate and Doctor of Philosophy.
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies extends the resources and expertise of the University to the Washington area community by offering master's degree programs for adult students. Reflecting the tradition and educational values of The Catholic University of America, degree programs are based on a strong core component of study in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Individual programs are designed with a maximum of flexibility to meet the special needs of adult students, while classes are offered evenings and online to accommodate nontraditional schedules.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
OF SOCIAL SERVICE
Programs lead to the degrees of Master of Social Work and Doctor of Philosophy. The Master of Social Work program prepares students for advanced entry into the social work profession with theoretical knowledge, practice skills, research utilization, and professional values. M.S.W. candidates concentrate in clinical social work with individual adults; with children and adolescents; in family practice; or in social policy, planning, and administration. The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares candidates for research and theory development roles in clinical practice, policy development and social justice, or teaching.
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Academic areas of study include biblical studies, Church history, Hispanic/Latino Studies, historical theology, liturgical studies/sacramental theology, moral theology/ethics, pastoral studies, religion and culture, religious education/catechetics, spirituality, systematic theology and joint degree programs in Catholic education leadership, history of religions and religious studies, and library science. Academic and ministerial programs lead to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy, and to the pontifical degrees of Licentiate and Doctor of Sacred Theology. Ministerial field training and seminars are provided in the Pastoral Formation Program. Theological College, under the direction of the Sulpician Fathers, provides for diocesan seminarians the spiritual formation and opportunity for personal integration necessary for ordination to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.