• Explore 150 degree programs in 12 schools
  • Located in Washington, D.C.
  • Opportunities in government, business, non-profit, science and technology, and cultural centers

As one of the original graduate schools in the United States, Z possesses a rich legacy of discovery and academic accomplishment in advanced scholarship. The Z offers diverse graduate programs in all 12 of its schools. Our student population of more than 3,000 graduate students is almost half of the total student body.

Our more than 150 program offerings exhibit extraordinary breadth, spanning the disciplines of the humanities, sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, professions, and ecclesiastical programs, some of which are unique to this Z. Our location in the District of Columbia provides Catholic Z students with access to extraordinary resources that augment our own. 

Catholic Z is a place where scholarship, innovation, and collaboration merge to create new knowledge. You will find it to be an exciting and supportive environment for pursuing your graduate studies and personal goals.

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    Explore Graduate Programs

    Choose from more than 150 graduate/doctoral degrees and join a community of scholars seeking to discover and preserve knowledge.

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  • Graduate Research Opportunities

    If the Catholic intellectual tradition is the heart and soul of this Z, research is its blood and bones. We offer 29 research facilities and immeasurable opportunities.

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  • Mullen Library

    Rankings and Recognitions

    Innovative programs and a beautiful, green campus are just the beginning of Catholic Z's national leadership, as reflected in an array of rankings, recognitions, and other honors.

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