The Catholic University of America

Introduction

The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. Established as a graduate research center, the University began offering undergraduate education in 1904 and today is home to 12 schools and 21 research facilities. Catholic University is the only American university with ecclesiastical faculties granting canonical degrees in three disciplines.

The University's verdant 180-acre campus, located just north of Capitol Hill, allows students easy access to the wide range of educational, cultural and political opportunities that Washington, D.C. has to offer.

Mission Statement

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.

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Aims of The University

The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars, both faculty and students, set apart to discover, preserve and impart the truth in all its forms, with particular reference to the needs and opportunities of the nation. As a university, it is essentially a free and autonomous center of study and an agency serving the needs of human society. It welcomes the collaboration of all scholars of good will who, through the process of study and reflection, contribute to these aims in an atmosphere of academic competence where freedom is fostered and where the only constraint upon truth is truth itself.

As a Catholic university, it desires to cultivate and impart an understanding of the Christian faith within the context of all forms of human inquiry and values. It seeks to ensure, in an institutional manner, the proper intellectual and academic witness to Christian inspiration in individuals and in the community, and to provide a place for continuing reflection, in the light of Christian faith, upon the growing treasure of human knowledge.

As a member of the American academic community, it accepts the standards and procedures of American institutions and seeks to achieve distinction within the academic world.

Faithful to the Christian message as it comes through the Church and faithful to its own national traditions, The Catholic University of America has unique responsibilities to be of service to Christian thought and education in the Catholic community as well as to serve the nation and the world.

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MA in Integral Economic Development Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Management One year program full-time, with part-time option. Uses innovative measures and an integrated approach to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of development programs. Teaches applied management and economics. What is an Integral Approach Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America. Students graduating from the program will be able to: 1. Use their technical skills more effectively to produce sustainable results, based on a better understanding of the macroeconomic environment, the role of institutions, and an integral approach to development. 2. Acquire the technical skills to be able to design, implement, manage and evaluate programs that would effectively contribute to integral economic development. 3. Bring an integrated perspective to the development arena, resulting in development initiatives and program results that respect the dignity of the human person, strengthen the core institutions of the culture, and build a stable foundation for lasting development and growth. These innovative programs are applicable to different aspects of development at the private or public level, including technical aspects of the interplay between politics and economic policy development, economic development and global health, food and nutrition, energy and environment, education in developing countries, and community development. Our advantageous location in Washington, D.C., is proximate to entities such as the World Bank, IDB, OAS, federal government agencies, private corporations and nonprofit organizations. Enrolling in the IEDM or IEDP program will allow you to learn and experience firsthand a broad array of development practice in both the public and private sector through interaction with high-profile individuals engaged in successful development initiatives who form our International Advisory Board, our faculty and lead our Leaders in Development Seminars. [-]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy Two year program full-time, with part-time option. Pioneers the implementation of an integrated approach on economic development policy. Teaches applied policy and economic techniques in an integral framework of development. What is an Integral Approach Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America. Students graduating from the program will be able to: 1. Use their technical skills more effectively to produce sustainable results, based on a better understanding of the macroeconomic environment, the role of institutions, and an integral approach to development. 2. Acquire the technical skills to be able to design, implement, manage and evaluate programs that would effectively contribute to integral economic development. 3. Bring an integrated perspective to the development arena, resulting in development initiatives and program results that respect the dignity of the human person, strengthen the core institutions of the culture, and build a stable foundation for lasting development and growth. These innovative programs are applicable to different aspects of development at the private or public level, including technical aspects of the interplay between politics and economic policy development, economic development and global health, food and nutrition, energy and environment, education in developing countries, and community development. Our advantageous location in Washington, D.C., is proximate to entities such as the World Bank, IDB, OAS, federal government agencies, private corporations and nonprofit organizations. Enrolling in the IEDM or IEDP program will allow you to learn and experience firsthand a broad array of development practice in both the public and private sector through interaction with high-profile individuals engaged in successful development initiatives who form our International Advisory Board, our faculty and lead our Leaders in Development Seminars. [-]

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Integral Economic Development

IEDM one year or two full of international experience

Contact

The Catholic University of America

Address Michigan Avenue Northeast 620
20064 Washington, United States
Website http://integraldevelopment.cua.edu/
Phone +1 202-319-4289