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Master's Programs on Capitol Hill

Explore our affordable off-campus programs designed for working professionals.

The Master of Arts programs on Capitol Hill offer two outstanding off-campus programs leading to a Master of Arts degree or a Graduate Certificate of Studies, in either International Affairs or Congressional and Presidential Studies. 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. 

International Affairs

Learn from highly respected and internationally known academics and professionals who have a wealth of practical experience in their respective fields.

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Congressional and Presidential Studies

The CAPS curriculum meets the career and informational needs for professionals interested in the political and policy processes of the United States government.

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Joint MA/JD Program

Earn a Master of Arts in either the Congressional and Presidential Studies program or the International Affairs program and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law.

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Mariela Andrade, a Catholic University graduate, with Senator Time Kane (D-VA) at an August 2017 event.

Mariela Andrade, a Catholic University graduate, with Senator Time Kane (D-VA) at an August 2017 event.

A Catholic University intern meets with Former Vice President Dick Cheney while interning on Capitol Hill.

A Catholic University intern meets with Former Vice President Dick Cheney while interning on Capitol Hill.

Anita Kumar (center), White House correspondent for McClatchy News, met with Professor Bua's class, The Media and American Politics, on July 26, 2017.

Anita Kumar (center), White House correspondent for McClatchy News, met with Professor Bua's class, The Media and American Politics, on July 26, 2017.

CUA College Republican student meets with NJ Governor and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie while on a campaign trip.

CUA College Republican student meets with NJ Governor and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie while on a campaign trip.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe poses with the Catholic University of America College Democrats.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe poses with the Catholic University of America College Democrats.

Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, met with CUA students on campus.

Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, met with CUA students on campus.

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