48 months
53040 USD/year
53040 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The major in Italian Studies from Catholic University of America is designed for students who have a strong interest in Italian culture. The courses in the major give students a wide knowledge of Italian literary and cultural phenomena.


Students of the Italian Studies program from Catholic University of America combine language, culture, and practical skills courses ranging from culture courses and period and genre offerings to seminars treating individual major authors. Italian Studies majors pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum. They are required to take at least two courses in areas such as fine arts, politics, and history that will prepare them for successful careers in politics, law, international business, medicine, education, or the arts.

Students interested in the major in Italian Studies should contact the academic advisor, Prof. Valeria Garino to devise a study plan.

Education Abroad

Italian Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in Italy. Students choosing to study in CUA’s Rome program are strongly advised to add a second semester in a Catholic University affiliated program in Italy. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. ITAL 489 must be taken at Catholic University.

Under special circumstances may students petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 3 intermediate and advanced language courses
  • Senior Special Topics Seminar
  • Research Seminar
  • 5 elective courses in Italian Studies, pre-approved by the advisor. At least 2 must be taught in Italian
  • 2 elective courses outside Italian Studies, pre-approved by the advisor.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Common Application
  • The Common Application Essay
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report with Counselor Letter
  • At least one (1) Teacher Recommendation
  • ZeeMee Profile (Optional)
  • International students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS examinations.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    53040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26520 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    53040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26520 USD per semester during 48 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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