Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Augustine Institute’s Graduate School of Theology! In this application, we hope to learn more about your motivations for pursuing an advanced degree in Theology. In this online application, you will be invited to read and reflect on a papal teaching, and using the reading as a backdrop, write an essay for us in which you share your own desire to be a co-worker in the New Evangelization.

Here in the Admissions Office our priority is to accompany each applicant along the path of discernment. To that end, we strive to establish an open process of communication with each applicant. In order to allot adequate time to process your application, we ask for applications to be complete 1 month in advance of your intended start date (see priority deadlines below). Keep in mind that frequently the most time consuming part of your application is waiting for the submission of letters of recommendation. You may apply after the priority deadline, but should you be accepted, your space is not ensured, and you may be asked to defer to the following semester.

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your application. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions with questions regarding the application process.
303-937-4420 ext 163

Graduate Certificate M.A. Theology M.A. Leadership for the New Evangelization
On-Campus & Online On-Campus & Online On-Campus Only

Application Deadlines

Application Process for MA Theology (On-Campus or Distance) and MA Leadership for the New Evangelization (On-Campus Only)

Application Deadlines
Application Opens Priority Deadline Semester Start
Fall Semester 2017 (On-Campus) August 1, 2016 JPII Scholarship: December 3, 2016
Other scholarships: Feb 22, 2017
Admission: June 29, 2017
August 28, 2017
Fall Semester 2017 (Distance) January 29, 2017 July 25, 2017 August 28, 2017
Spring Semester 2018 August 1, 2017 December 1, 2017 January 15, 2018
Summer Semester 2018 January 29, 2018 April 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

Application Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

Application process for non-degree seeking and Graduate Certificate students:

Those who do not meet admission requirements for the Master’s program or who wish to take graduate courses without seeking the degree may be admitted into the Graduate Certificate Program or under the title of Non-Degree seeking. Non-Degree students who wish to take graduate courses will be considered on a space-available basis.

Please submit the online application form and follow the same checklist.


The following items are required to be considered for admission:
  • Submit online Application for Admission
  • *Official transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate work
  • Essay Response to application question
  • *Three confidential letters of recommendation.  If possible, at least one from a college professor.
  • Phone Interview with a member of the Admissions staff
  • Application Fee: $25

Official copies of transcripts can be sent electronically to

International Applicants

In addition to the checklist requirements, foreign nationals must do one of the following:

Submit your TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with your application (Note: The TOEFL is a very costly test). OR Request that your admissions essay be considered as evidence of competency in the English language.

You will be evaluated on your English competency by the Admission’s Committee in order to determine your capacity for success in graduate studies. It is often the case that foreign nationals for whom English is a second language are recommended to pursue coursework on a non-degree seeking basis.

*On Campus Applications
At this time, the Augustine Institute is not a SEVIS authorized school, and therefore is not authorized to issue the I-20 form, which is required for your student visa application.  The Department of Homeland Security requires a information protocol on nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors to be collected during the course of their stay.  Receiving a SEVIS authorization requires a great deal of resources and responsibility that we cannot afford at this time but may be able to achieve in the coming years as the graduate school grows.  You may wish to read further here.

Audit Students

Those who wish to audit graduate courses for no credit may take up to three courses per term. Auditors will be considered on a space-available basis. Degree seeking students will always be given priority in course registration.

If you are interested in auditing any of our courses, please contact Barbara Marchbank.

Is the Augustine Institute for you?

Increasingly, Catholics are recognizing a need to be well formed in their faith. Our students include catechists, recent college graduates, parents, lay leaders, educators, clergy and religious, and Catholics from a variety of professions. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment, catechetical certification, continuing education credits or a graduate degree in Theology, the Augustine Institute is your resource for growing in your Catholic faith.