November 15, 2017

The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America will promote a highly trained federal workforce by offering scholarships to eligible federal employees across the country.

Through the University’s participation in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Academic Alliance, eligible federal employees will receive an automatic 10% scholarship toward tuition for any of the school’s online or in-person courses. The application fee will also be waived.

The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies offers certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees aimed at meeting the unique needs of working students. The Master of Science in Management degree offered jointly with the University’s Busch School of Business and Economics includes tracks in federal contract management, leadership and management, and project management.

Thanks to the school’s generous transfer-credit rules, federal employees who have completed some college study elsewhere can use Catholic University’s online undergraduate courses to complete a bachelor’s degree, boosting their potential for advancement in the federal workforce. The school offers degrees in human services management, social work, information technology, emergency services management, health administration, and interdisciplinary studies. Students can also complete individual courses for career advancement or personal fulfillment.

“We are most pleased to participate in this arrangement with the federal government,” said Vincent Kiernan, dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. “Our faculty and staff are eager to provide federal employees with opportunities to learn new skills that in turn will empower them to better serve our nation’s citizens.”

The Metropolitan School admits students year-round, for spring, summer, and fall semesters. For more information about programs and admissions, visit http://metro.catholic.edu/federalemployees or contact Vincent Kiernan, dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, at 202-319-6260 or kiernan@cua.edu

ABOUT: The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies

The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is dedicated to helping nontraditional, adult learners achieve their academic and professional goals within a framework of ethical leadership and service to their community. Our diverse school includes students, faculty, and staff from the greater Washington, D.C., area and around the world who represent diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our flexible class schedule is created to foster a healthy combination of school, work, and life responsibilities, focused on our students’ success. Students choose a combination of evening on-campus or online and accelerated classes that accommodate the needs of busy professionals. Each of our students receives individual attention from an advisor, and we offer a full complement of scholarships, student services, financial assistance resources, and career-building opportunities.

ABOUT: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management  

The mission of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is to recruit, retain, and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at communications@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.

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