The interdisciplinary program in international political economics offers prospective graduate students a carefully designed combination of theoretical training and exposure to outstanding policy issues.
Individuals professionally involved in aspects of international economic relations - international business, finance, banking, and government service - will find such a program of particular career interest. The minimum number of semester hours of graduate credit to be earned by degree candidates is 36.
Department of Politics
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is ideally situated for students who want to study politics. Here you have all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city that is undergoing a remarkable resurgence, starting with new restaurants and art spaces right across from campus to a rich international array of the arts and cuisine throughout the city. The Metro stop right across the street provides easy access to a world of internships, political activities, and cultural resources. Yet the campus provides an oasis of green and a mix of classic and innovative architectural styles perfect for reflection, relaxation, and recreation.
Ours is a Department of Politics, reflecting our appreciation of the cultural, historical, ethical, and theoretical foundations of political order. While actively engaging the methods and issues of social science, the department recognizes that the complexity of political life and values cannot be reduced to science alone. Rather, courses also address the dignity of the person and the rich web of social life, consistent with the Catholic tradition that gave birth to the University. This is also reflected in the sense of community among students and with the professors. Faculty are actively engaged in research and the department boasts a distinguished Ph.D. program, yet undergraduates enjoy small classes and accessible professors.
School of Arts and Sciences
By far the largest school at Catholic University, the School of Arts and Sciences teachers across 18 departments: anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, drama, education, English language and literature, Greek and Latin, history, library and information science, mathematics, media studies, modern languages and literatures, physics, politics, psychology, Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures, and sociology.
Undergraduate programs emphasize liberal arts education with opportunities to major in 46 fields of study. Thirteen departments offer 30 concentrations at the graduate level. Ten departments have doctoral programs with 18 different concentrations. Six joint programs are available, combining master’s level study in arts and sciences with law or library science programs.