Welcome to the Department of Politics
The Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America provides a unique liberal arts approach to the study of politics while taking advantage of our location in the nation's capital. Our courses examine the historical and theoretical foundations of politics as well as its practical side. Classes are offered in a range of subfields within the study of political science, including American politics, world politics (including international relations and comparative politics), and political theory. In addition, our proximity to Capitol Hill and downtown Washington, D.C. provides students with easy access to events, activities, internships, and other educational and career-related opportunities in politics.
In addition to a bachelor of arts degree, the department offers doctorate and master's degrees in American government, political theory, and world politics. Off-campus M.A. programs are offered on Capitol Hill in Congressional and Presidential Studies and in International Affairs. Qualified students may also complete a joint J.D./M.A. with the Columbus School of Law. Our graduate students have gone on to diverse careers in politics, law, government, public policy and academia.
Department of Politics
Marist Hall, Room 300
Phone: (202) 319-5128
Fax: (202) 319-6289
Recent Faculty Publications
Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Praxis
by Maryann Cusimano Love
- Monday, Nov. 18 - Thursday, Nov. 21: The Center for Global Education and the Office of the Provost cordially invite you to join their celebration of International Education Week 2013. The series will highlight the role of international education at CUA. Please follow the link for the complete program.
Every year, Catholic University International Affairs Association (IAA) hosts a Model United Nations Conference in February for High Schoold Students. This year's conference takes place between Thursday, February 6th to Sunday, February 9th 2014. If you are interested in joining IAA's Model UN Conference as a staff, please e-mail Jacqueline Vesce at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Careers in Politics