Anyone over the age of 21 years who graduated from an accredited high school, completed the General Educational Development Test (GED) successfully, or who has successfully completed some work in an accredited institution of higher learning may apply for admission to Catholic University's Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS).

Students who otherwise possess the academic and technical qualifications to be admitted as a student into MSPS but who lack previous successful experience, or whose documentation is incomplete, may receive provisional admittance until they successfully complete 12 credit hours of part-time study, or one semester of full-time study, at which time the student's progress will be reviewed and, if judged satisfactory, the student's admittance may be changed to regular admittance. At that point, all pertinent documentation must be on file.


  1. Application with nonrefundable fees.
  2. Official transcripts from high school or the GED.
  3. Official transcripts of previous colleges attended.
  4. Current résumé of professional experience.
  5. Brief description of educational and career goals. This requirement is addressed in the application that you complete.
  6. Letter of recommendation if requested.  (Note: Candidates applying to the HR3 or MSM3 Scholars Programs are required to submit one professional or academic letter of recommendation.
  7. A pre-admission interview with a counselor. You may email us for an appointment.

For More Information

Call: 202-319-5256

Email: metropolitan@cua.edu