The Catholic University of America

Welcome from Acting Dean, Msgr. Paul McPartlan

Welcome to the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America!  Our joy and our privilege, within the wonderfully rich Catholic intellectual tradition, is to teach and to study the mystery of faith and its outworkings in the human family.  The endeavors of our fine students and outstanding faculty, many of whom are active nationally and internationally in scholarly conferences, research projects and Church commissions, are concentrated in nine areas, namely: Biblical Studies, Catechetics, Church History, Historical and Systematic Theology, Liturgical and Sacramental Theology, Moral Theology and Christian Ethics, Pastoral Studies, Religion and Culture, and Spirituality.  Each of these academic areas provides various degrees and learning opportunities, and our small class sizes and close interaction of faculty and students will help you to achieve your learning goals, whether it be in our undergraduate, ministerial, or our renowned research programs.  In all things, we aim for excellence.  You will be inspired, challenged, and given every opportunity to discover and develop your own interests and gifts, and perhaps your own teaching ability, too.  Our links to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, just nearby, and our location in the heart of the Nation's capital provide an exciting context for our work.  We invite you to learn more about us,  to visit us and to join us!