The Catholic University of America

 Why Clinical Laboratory Science at CUA?

There are several reasons why students should study at CUA:

  • Strength and quality of clinical experience
  • Small class-size averaging 10 or fewer students providing more interaction with faculty and peers
  • More hands-on attention by major professors/mentors in research laboratories
  • Courses taught by Ph.D. faculty only; no classes taught by graduate students
  • Research faculty funded by major grant agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health
  • Networking opportunities with research hospitals/institutions are more extensive in the Greater Washington region than anywhere else in the United States
  • Outstanding students are eligible for full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships
  • Internships/research opportunities are customized to the career needs and desires of each student; no “one size fits all” approach
  • Easy accessibility to faculty who maintain an open door policy rather than just set office hours
  • Current affiliations with Children's National Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health.