The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) is dedicated to helping non-traditional, 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 several ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. We offer a wide range of degree programs, from Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, developed especially for adult students.  

Our flexible class schedule is created to foster a healthy combination of school, work, and life responsibilities, focused on our students’ success. You can 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. To us, you are not one of one-hundred, you are ONE of ONE.

The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies is one of the 12 schools of The Catholic University of America, and located on campus directly adjacent to the Catholic University/Brookland Metro stop on the Red Line – 18 minutes from Union Station and downtown. Brookland is a vibrant neighborhood of shops, restaurants, and tree-lined streets, with a renowned pedestrian Arts Walk that features the work of local artists and entrepreneurs.  

Your experience at MSPS is not just about going to class. Our students are part of the Catholic University community and are encouraged to participate in campus activities. In addition to frequent MSPS sponsored events, you can attend lectures, seminars, performing arts, and take part in programs with Campus Ministry, all across our beautiful 176-acre campus.

Returning to school is a major decision and we are here to help you work through all the aspects that decision involves. You can take a campus tour and sit in on an actual class in session to see if MSPS is the right fit for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss plan specific to your academic goals, we look forward to meeting you.




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History and Mission

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies was established as University College in 1979 by the Board of Trustees to extend the educational resources and programs of the university to adult students wanting to pursue academic and professional credentials.

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