Apply to a Catholic University Graduate Program

Applying to a graduate program at Catholic University of America involves a few simple steps:

  1. Research and contact your program of interest
  2. Begin your Online Graduate Application
  3. Complete your application by submitting all supporting documents

The Catholic University of America accepts applications on a rolling basis. Once your application file is complete, you will receive a decision within 4-6 weeks.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Application requirements vary by individual graduate program. Call the department or consult the individual program websites for full details.

Request Graduate Admission Information

Contact Your Graduate School of Interest

If you have questions regarding a specific program or would like to schedule a visit, please contact your school of interest.

School of Architecture

School of Arts and Sciences

School of Business and Economics

School of Canon Law

School of Engineering

School of Law

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

School of Nursing

School of Philosophy

National Catholic School of Social Service

School of Theology and Religious Studies 202-319-5683

List of Application Supporting Documents

  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Contact information for three recommenders
  • Unofficial transcripts (all undergraduate level or higher courses).

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to expedite the processing and evaluation of admissions, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, final, official transcripts and documentation of degree conferral are expected to be submitted as soon as possible.

Application Fee

There is a $60 application fee

Submitting Test Scores

GRE or other test scores must be sent directly to the Catholic University Office of Graduate Admission from the testing service. Do not attach to the online application.


Catholic University's test code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5104

International Applicants

Attach original copies in the native language and translated forms of the following:

  • grade reports
  • certificates
  • transcripts

English Proficiency, Proof of Funding

Both English proficiency and proof of funding documents must be presented to the Office of Graduate Admission either by postal mail or in person. These documents will not be accepted through the online application.

Key Admission Forms

Pay Your Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit

Once accepted, you will be expected to pay a $300 enrollment deposit to hold your acceptance.