The Capitol Hill programs, the Master of Art in International Affairs (MAIA) and the Master of Arts in Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS), are not accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We offer two outstanding 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, Capitol Hill 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!

The Catholic University of America M.A. Application is available online.

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    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.

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    International Affairs

    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.

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