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The Catholic University of America

School of Philosophy

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / School of Philosophy 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)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Licentiate of Philosophy (Ph L)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 9

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
Thesis Required
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
38
Accepted
31
Enrolled
55%

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

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

104
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.81%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.81%
Unknown 9.62%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 5
Male (22)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ancient philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Neo-Platonism), medieval philosophy (Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, medieval Islamic), 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy (especially Kant, Hegel, Husserl and Heidegger), metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. John McCarthy
Dean
Email: mccartjc@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-6649
Fax: 202-319-4731

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