May 04, 2023
Students from The Catholic University of America gather outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on commencement day. (Catholic University/ Patrick G. Ryan)

The Catholic University of America will celebrate 1,357 new alumni at the 134th annual Commencement ceremony May 13. The graduates will include degrees conferred for the summer 2022 and fall 2022 semesters as well as degree candidates for the spring 2023 semester.

Today, the University includes 12 schools, all of which offer graduate and professional degrees. Ten schools — architecture and planning; arts and sciences; business; engineering; music, drama, and art; nursing; philosophy; professional studies; social service; and theology and religious studies — award undergraduate degrees. Catholic University is the nation’s only university with ecclesiastical faculties granting canonical degrees in canon law, philosophy, and theology.

Five honorary degrees will also be conferred at the ceremony.

Here’s a look at the number of graduates from each school.

  • The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business will confer 183 bachelor’s degrees and 47 master’s degrees.
  • The School of Architecture will confer 43 bachelor’s degrees and 21 master’s degrees.
  • The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies will confer six master’s degrees and four bachelor’s degrees.
  • The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will confer 31 bachelor’s degrees, 13 master’s degrees, and nine doctoral degrees.
  • The Conway School of Nursing will confer 82 bachelor’s degrees, 19 doctoral degrees, 11 master’s degrees.
  • The National Catholic School of Social Service will confer four doctoral degrees, 56 master’s degrees, and six bachelor’s degrees.
  • The School of Engineering will confer 12 doctoral degrees, 67 master’s degrees, and 96 bachelor’s degrees.
  • The School of Canon Law will confer one doctoral degree and 16 licentiates.
  • The School of Arts and Sciences will confer 244 bachelor’s degrees, 31 master’s degrees, and 23 doctoral degrees.
  • The Columbus School of Law will confer 108 Juris Doctors, and five master’s degrees.
  • The School of Philosophy will confer 27 bachelor’s degrees, seven licentiates, six doctoral degrees, and five master’s degrees.
  • The School of Theology and Religious Studies will confer 51 master’s degrees, 26 bachelor’s degrees and 22 doctoral degrees, and four licentiates.

Learn more about the Commencement and its speaker, Arthur Brooks.