Diversity is a valued aspect of the Department of Economics. We aim to provide all students with an internationally minded experience and appreciate our international students for the experiences they bring to our Washington, D.C., campus. After graduation, international students from our gradaute programs have a great placement rate and work in well known organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank as well as non-for-profit organizations and private corporations. Others choose to return to their home countries where they are pursuing illustrious careers in ministries of economics, development, planning and the private sector in general. We have alumni in every regions of the world: Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America... our holistic preparation facilitates the professional and personal growth of our economics students and bring them top skills in demand in many areas and countries.

To apply, in addition to submitting all required items (application fee, transcripts, purpose statement, resume, references), international students must also submit documentation that shows financial support for tuition and expenses for one year of study.

Applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate their proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Scores for all three components (listening, writing, vocabulary/comprehension), C1 (former Cambrige)  should be submitted with the other application materials. The university code for the TOEFL scores is 5104.

International applicants must complete the Request for Visa Documentation form in the Catholic University Graduate Admissions Application Packet. International students do not need to have their certified as the university works with an international agency that provides that service.

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International Students

A national research university in the heart of Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America welcomes international scholars as important members of our warm and vibrant community.

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