The Catholic University of America

 Prospective Students

     Welcome to the Catholic University of America’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, we are happy you have chosen to explore the opportunities that await you here at CUA.

     We have a renowned faculty base that boasts many awards and accolades in their respective discipline. We offer both Civil and Ecclesiastical degrees in each of our seven academic areas at the graduate level: M.A., Ph.D., S.T.D., S.T.L., S.T.B., M.Div., and D.Min.  The School of Theology and Religious Studies offers over fifteen graduate programs in seven academic areas including:

     To set up a visit to the university, inquire about or apply to graduate school, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for general guidelines on how to apply and visit the campus.  All applications are processed through the Office of Graduate Studies, if you have any questions regarding the application process and deadlines please call 202-319-5057.  For specific questions about the School of Theology and Religious Studies, please call us at 202-319-5683 or email the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions.

     We offer competitive financial aid, scholarships and assistantship opportunities at the School of Theology and Religious Studies, for more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website, call 202-319-5307, or email at cua-finaid@cua.edu

Transfer Credits

     In general, students entering a master's level program in the School of Theology and Religious Studies may transfer up to six credit hours from courses taken at other institutions toward completion of their degree requirements. Students entering into doctoral studies may transfer up to 24 credit hours from courses taken at other institutions toward completion of their degree programs. The university requires that such courses be relevant to the degree program requirements, and that the courses be taken at institutions with accreditation from regional associations. Ordinarily, courses taken as part of a previously-completed degree program will not be accepted for transfer.

     Individual degree programs within the School of Theology and Religious Studies may have different policies, and all transfer courses must be approved by the director of the student's academic area, so prospective students are encouraged to consult with the area director to find out whether or not their proposed transfer courses will be approved.

Catholic School Teacher’s Tuition Waiver

     Catholic School Teacher’s Tuition Waiver for one half of the student’s tuition is available to full-time teachers, administrators, librarians and guidance counselors who are employed by a Catholic elementary or secondary school.