Washington, D.C. is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It is the perfect place for students of philosophy to join theory to practice. Countless internship opportunities are open to our students in Congress, or at various think-tanks and non-governmental organizations throughout the city.

The world's largest research library (the Library of Congress) is just a short Metro ride away, as are numerous historical sites, performing arts centers, and restaurants. Washington’s museums house some of the finest collections in the world, and admission is free at most of those museums.


The area around campus is known as Little Rome. Several ecclesiastical institutions are a short walk away, including the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Dominican House of Studies.

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    Academics

    Internationally recognized for excellence in scholarship and teaching, the School of Philosophy at Catholic University offers both civil and ecclesiastical degrees.

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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