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The Catholic University of America

Department of History

Washington, DC

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The Catholic University of America

Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of History is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Library Science/Master of Arts (MSLS/MA)
Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History Modern European history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History Medieval history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History U.S. history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History Early modern European history
Master of Arts (MA) Religion and society in the late medieval and early modern world
Master of Arts (MA) History Modern European history
Master of Arts (MA) History U.S. history
Master of Arts (MA) History Early modern European history
Master of Arts (MA) History Medieval history

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
2 languages (for medievalists), one of which must be Latin
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
3 languages (for medievalists), one of which must be Latin

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11
Applied
9
Accepted
3
Enrolled
82%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 12%
Unknown 8%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medieval history, including the Islamic Middle East, with particular expertise in later medieval religious, social, and economic history and early medieval and late antique history; European and American intellectual history; renaissance, reformation, catholic reformation; U.S. Catholic history; history of immigration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Katherine Jansen
Chair
Email: jansen@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5484
Fax: 202-319-5569

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