Church Administration, M.B.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
1650 USD/credit 49500 USD/year
1650 USD/credit 49500 USD/year
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The Masters in Church Administration (M.C.A.) degree from Catholic University of America is a one-year residential program providing graduate education for curial and parochial officials engaged in a wide variety of ministries in the diocese other than Canonical Affairs or the Diocesan Tribunal.


The Church Administration program from Catholic University of America offers a foundation in Church law combined with a second focus of study from other Schools at the Catholic University of America and which would reflect the individual’s present or future diocesan service – for example, business administration, theology (spirituality, ecumenism, systematic theology, liturgy, etc.), sociology.

Major Paper of Practicum

  • The student is expected to write a major paper of 25 to 30 pages synthesizing the courses taken through the course of the year. The student will undergo an oral examination on the content of the paper after it has been accepted by the director. The paper and oral examination must be completed at the conclusion of the spring semester.
  • In place of the major paper, the student could choose to develop and propose to the Director of the MCA Program a practicum dimension to the M.C.A. The practicum – practical experience in the student’s specific field of interest – requires prior presentation of a proposal detailing the expected hours of the practicum; location; on-going supervision; and expectations of the student and supervisor. Upon conclusion, the student will submit a maximum 10-page paper, relating the practicum to the course work and including an evaluation by the student’s practicum supervisor.
  • The major paper and the practicum are each worth six credits.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Norms 
  • Structures of the Particular Church
  • Temporal Goods
  • Basic Principles of Latin Canon Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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