The Catholic University of America


M.A. on Capitol Hill Programs

Welcome to the Master of Arts programs on Capitol Hill in the Politics Department at The Catholic University of America!

We offer two exceptional off-campus programs leading to a Master of Arts degree, or a Graduate Certificate of Studies, in either International Affairs (MAIA), or in Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS). Each program is affordable and designed for working professionals as well as other graduate students. Our classes are held in the evening near Capitol Hill and are taught by exceptional instructors. Please feel free to explore the website to learn more about our programs. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Diana Rich, Director Off- Campus Programs, at 202-319-6224 or email at your convenience. 

Applications are filed online and, in accordance with the Politics Department's rolling admission policy, at any time.

Don't delay, apply today!

CUA Graduate M.A. Application is available online.


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M.A. Programs Available

  • M.A. in International Affairs (MAIA)

    Originally designed over two decades ago to provide advanced degree educational support to active duty military in the National Capital Region, the program now provides this support to active and reserve members of all the armed services and civilians employed by federal and local government agencies as well as private businesses and non-profit organizations. Read more »

  • M.A. in Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS)

    Balancing academic analyses and practical experience, the curriculum meets the career and informational needs of congressional staff, interest group representatives, journalists, Executive branch employees, diplomatic staff and others interested in the political and policy processes of the United States government. Read more »