At Catholic University, international students and scholars from more than 70 countries enliven our classrooms and enrich campus culture.
The University has a dedicated professional staff to provide a variety of support services and programs to assist international students and scholars. They will work with you to secure the requisite visa, and once you are here, they will assist you with the transition to life in the United States, beginning with an International Student Orientation. Throughout the year, they also run a variety of educational and cultural programs and events to help international students, scholars, and families feel at home.
International students interested in admission to one of the School of Philosophy’s undergraduate programs should submit a completed application, and all supporting materials, to the Office of Undergraduate Programs.
Given the character of the discipline, applicants to one of the School of Philosophy’s graduate programs from countries where English is not the common spoken language must demonstrate greater proficiency in written and spoken English than is required for admission to the university generally. For applicants to the School of Philosophy, the minimally acceptable scores on the standardized English-language proficiency exams are as follows:
• TOEFL iBT aggregate score of 95 or higher;
• IELTS score of 7.5 or higher;
• PTE score of 70 or higher.