The Catholic University of America is the research university of the Catholic Church in the United States. It was founded as a graduate institution and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation classification R2: Doctoral University - Higher research activity.  


Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student, opportunities abound for you to participate in cutting-edge research projects in every program of study.

Our 12 schools and 34 research facilities attract world-class faculty, guests, speakers, visiting scholars as well as government, corporate, foundation, and non-profit financial support.

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    Big Questions

    Catholic University faculty and students are immersed in a culture of research, addressing big problems like human trafficking, immigration, mental health, and poverty.

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    Research News

    Read the latest research news from Catholic University.

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    Research Facilities

    Perhaps the most tangible evidence of the University’s abiding interest in research is the presence of our many research facilities on campus.

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    Research Day

    University Research Day celebrates intellectual curiosity across disciplines. This is an annual event that brings students and faculty together to share their work and learn about the breadth of scholarly endeavors taking place beyond their own areas of study.

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