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, the Admission’s Committee hopes to learn more about you and your desire to be a co-worker in the New Evangelization. You will be invited to include both a personal statement as well as an essay responding to a papal teaching.

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

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 2018 (On-Campus) August 1, 2017 JPII Scholarship: December 3, 2017
Other scholarships: Feb 22, 2018
General Admission: June 29, 2018
August 27, 2018
Spring Semester 2018 August 1, 2017 Priority Deadline: December 15, 2017
Application Period Closes: January 12, 2018
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


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: The online application will provide you with the essay prompt and instructions for your personal statement. Please put your name on both documents.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation.  If possible, at least one from a college professor. You will need to provide your references with a link to this web page to submit the online form
  • Phone Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. Once all your application materials are received, we will contact you for an interview.
  • Application Fee: $25

*Official copies of transcripts should be mailed to:

Augustine Institute – Admissions Office
6160 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 310
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

or 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.