The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America

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Founded in 1887, The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Catholic University has more than 40 research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary collaborative arrangements currently in place, and is home to approximately 7,000 students from 50 states and 85 countries.

As part of its stated mission to further the search for truth through knowledge, the university offers select programs online to benefit those who desire a career-oriented education from a traditional and respected institution. The programs are particularly popular because of their practical, applications-oriented curricula, designed to help students excel in their professional careers.

  • Online Master of Science in Management: This program delves into the leadership expertise, fiscal knowledge, and people skills needed to manage people, teams, and projects in nearly any organization. The Master of Science in Management curriculum focuses on communication, strategy, decision-making, employee behavior and project management to build a strong foundation for a successful career. Four tracks are offered: Leadership, Human Resource Management, Organization Development, and Federal Acquisition and Contract Management. Coursework in the Federal Acquisition and Contract Management track covers the requirements and procedures for effectively managing government contracts and the procurement process.
  • Online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management: As the human resource field moves toward a more high-level and strategic organizational role, HR professionals seeking advancement often find they need skills that are not always easy to learn on the job. This Master of Arts in Human Resource Management degree program, developed with the advice and insights of senior HR executives, offers a broad curriculum that covers all of the main functional areas of the field — e.g., labor-management relations, human resource information systems, training and development, and compensation and benefits. Coursework also prepares students for the high-demand Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications offered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The curriculum includes two tracks: Human Resource Generalist and Federal Human Resource Management, where students learn what they need to know to succeed in a Human Resources job in the federal government.
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Track: Create a more fulfilling nursing career with an online M.S.N. from The Catholic University of America. Catholic is a respected, established institution with 77 years of experience in nursing education. Study an advanced practice nursing curriculum that challenges you to deliver the best care possible, learn from experienced faculty members who care about your accomplishments and gain the ethical perspective to make a difference in health care today. Plus, it’s all in a flexible online format that works with nurses’ busy schedules. **The Catholic University of America is currently not accepting applications for the Online MSN FNP program from people residing in Washington DC, Maryland, and some counties in Northern Virginia including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudon. CUA’s School of Nursing serves those residing in these locations with our campus-based MSN FNP program. This on-site program is tailored to the needs of working nurses, with classes generally scheduled one day/week.**
  • Online Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: Nursing needs doctorally-prepared professionals who can effectively generate, analyze and apply research data. The online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing at The Catholic University of America focuses on the clinical side of nursing to create the next generation of nurse scientists who are ultimately responsible for the innovations that result in better patient care. This research-intensive program emphasizes the skills needed to function at the highest levels of nursing research, practice and education. A graduate degree in nursing is required for this program.
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.): From the patient room to the boardroom, the nursing field is under pressure to produce leaders who can create and implement strategies for more efficient health care delivery and successful patient outcomes. Become one of them with this online CCNE-accredited program at The Catholic University of America, where you’ll find an engaging learning environment, enthusiastic professors committed to helping you thrive; a curriculum that emphasizes the role of ethics, values and spirituality in health care; and a community of faculty, staff and students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. A graduate degree in nursing is required for this program.

About The Catholic University of America

Located on a beautiful campus in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America (CUA) is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Founded in 1887 as a center for graduate study, CUA has evolved into a modern American university, committed not only to graduate but also to undergraduate and professional education. The University is dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, seeking to discover, preserve and impart truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

CUA is home to 12 schools, 21 research facilities, and approximately 7,000 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and 97 percent of the full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields. At CUA, you will find a supportive and friendly learning environment where students experience personal attention from dedicated faculty members and caring advisors who are committed to nurturing your potential for professional and personal success.