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To Teach in the Name of the Church

Our mission comes straight from the Vatican: to teach and to offer academic degrees by the authority of the Pope. At the School of Theology and Religious Studies, we don’t just teach about the Church; we teach for it.

Research Excellence

We are the center of Catholic theological scholarship in the United States, offering unparalleled breadth and depth in research, teaching, and publications.

Washington, D.C.

Catholic University’s location in Washington, D.C., means that it helps shape issues of the public moment. This is where theological thinking in the United States moves from the classroom to the culture.

At the Heart of the Church

For more than 130 years, the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America has been providing world-class theological training to those at the heart of the Church in the United States — from seminarians and religious sisters to biomedical ethicists and liturgists.

Consecrated to the Truth

Explore the depths of Catholic intellectual tradition at the pontifical School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. Here, you will study under the finest theological minds as you examine all aspects of faith and reason, discovering answers to life’s ultimate questions.

Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America!

Our joy and our privilege, within the wonderfully rich Catholic intellectual tradition, is to teach and to study the mystery of faith and its outworkings in the human family. You will be inspired, challenged, and given every opportunity to discover and develop your own interests and gifts, and perhaps your own teaching ability, too. Our links to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, just nearby, and our location in the heart of the nation's capital provide an exciting context for our work. We invite you to learn more about us, to visit us and to join us!   

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  • Career Outlook

    Our graduates can be found working in every area of Catholic life: parishes, dioceses, universities, schools, and on mission. Explore the many possibilities of where your degree can take you.

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    Career Outlook
  • Publications

    The faculty and alumni of our school write books studied by theology students around the country. Explore some of our most recent works.

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  • Service Opportunities

    Through the University’s partnerships with many local charities and organizations, our students put their faith into practice through service to the Church, the community, and the world.

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    Service Opportunities
  • Light the World

    During this weeklong residential program, high school students have the opportunity to explore the interaction of faith and culture while getting a taste of the college experience.

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    Light the World
  • Study Abroad

    Study theology in Rome — the center of the Catholic Church  — or other cities across the globe, and deepen your theological knowledge while expanding your worldview.

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    Study Abroad