• M.A. Scholarships

    Qualified students may be awarded a tuition scholarship. These scholarships cover 25-30% of tuition costs for either part-time study. All applicants are considered for the scholarships available and no separate application for a scholarship is necessary.

  • M.F.A. Programs

    Scholarships and assistantships may be awarded to MFA candidates. .

  • M.A. Theatre History and Criticism

    Each year three 25% tuition scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships cover 25% of tuition costs for either full-time or part-time study.

  • MA Theatre Education

    Each year 3 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. Some students in this program may also qualify for the University’s 50% tuition waiver available to MA applicants who teach in Catholic Schools. (Catholic School Teachers Tuition Waiver for half of the student's tuition can be considered for full-time teachers, counselors, and librarians in Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.)

  • Merit Scholarships

    Deans and department chairs nominate the most qualified applicants whose application is complete by Feb. 1 for the University-wide competition for the Knights of Columbus Fellowship and the prestigious Board of Trustees full-tuition scholarship.

    The strongest applicants to a doctoral program (high G.P.A., cumulative verbal and quantitative G.R.E. of at least 312 or equivalent) may be considered for a full-tuition scholarship.

    Applicants to Master's programs with a minimum verbal and quantitative G.R.E. score of 300 are considered for a limited number of half-tuition scholarships.

    Students receiving merit funding must be enrolled in their degree program continuously and full-time.

  • Catholic School Teachers' Tuition Waiver

    Waivers of one half of the student's tuition are available to full-time teachers, administrators, librarians and guidance counselors employed by a Catholic elementary or secondary school. Please have your employer provide a letter certifying your full-time employment status on school letterhead to the Office of Enrollment Services (cua-enrollmentservices@cua.edu).

  • Endowed Scholarships

    Endowed scholarships are awarded by the department chair, if available.