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The Catholic University of America

Department of Politics

Washington, DC

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)
Master of Arts (MA) Congressional and Presidential studies
Master of Arts (MA) International affairs
Master of Arts (MA) American government
Master of Arts (MA) Political theory
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American government
Master of Arts (MA) International political economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political theory
Master of Arts (MA) World politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) World politics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
31
Accepted
9
Enrolled
69%

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, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation

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

58
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.9%
Black or African American 10.34%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 6.9%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 7
Male (14)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Political philosophy, American political institutions and processes, political economy, international relations, U.S. political leadership since 1789
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis Coyle
Chair
Email: coyle@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5813
Fax: 202-319-6289

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