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The Catholic University of America

School of Canon Law

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / School of Canon Law is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Licentiate in Canon Law (JD/JCL)
Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) Canon law
Master of Communication Arts (MCA) Church administration
Doctor of Canon Law (JCD) Canon law

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 2

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 Required
Fluency in canonical Latin
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Fluency in canonical Latin

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
37
Accepted
23
Enrolled
80%

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, two letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum A- average, JCL

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

78
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.56%
Black or African American 5.13%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecclesiology and the Sacrament of Orders, procedural law, temporal goods, matrimonial jurisprudence, sacramental and liturgical law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Msgr. Ronny Jenkins
Dean
Email: cua-canonlaw@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5492
Fax: 202-319-4187

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