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Thank you for applying to the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology! In this application, we hope to learn more about your motivations for pursuing an advanced degree in Theology.

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Here in the Admissions Office our priority is to accompany each applicant along the path of discernment, and we would invite you to give us a call at any point during the application process.

In order to allot adequate time to process your application and for you to get settled and get all of your questions answered before the term starts, please complete your application 1 month in advance of your intended start date (see priority deadlines below). The processing time for applications varies, but once your application is complete, the average length of time is 2 weeks. You may apply up until the week before classes begin, but 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.

admissions@augustineinstitute.org
303-937-4420

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1. Course of Study

Which one or more of our financial services are you interested in? *

2. When do you intend to Graduate?

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4. Contact Information

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Put out into the deep.

—Luke 5:4

Application Requirements

Our Admissions Committee seeks prospective students who demonstrate both an academic and spiritual readiness to complete a master’s degree in theology.   

Our minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The committee also evaluates the candidate’s writing sample, transcript, letters of recommendation, and overall presentation of the application materials.  

Applicants demonstrate the maturity of their faith through frequent involvement in the Church, ongoing education in the Faith (formal or informal), and letters of recommendation that testify to the candidate’s consistent life of Christian virtue and devotion.  

The Admissions Committee also strives to affirm that the prospective students’ future goals are compatible with the educational pillars of the Augustine Institute.


MA Theology | Distance Education Deadlines

We offer rolling admissions for this program, accepting students in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Semester
Priority Deadlines
Final Deadlines
Semester Start
Fall 2022
July 29, 2022
August 24, 2022
August 29, 2022
Spring 2023
December 12, 2022
January 12, 2023
January 16, 2023
Semester
Priority Deadlines
Summer 2022
April 25, 2022
Fall 2022
July 22, 2022
Final Deadlines
Summer 2022
May 23, 2022
Fall 2022
August 17, 2022
Priority Deadlines
Summer 2022
May 30, 2022
Fall 2022
August 22, 2022
*This also includes applications for our Non-Degree Seeking program.
Summer Term 2021
April 25, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

MA Pastoral Theology | Distance Education Deadlines

This program accepts a limited number of students each year in the fall and spring semesters. Given the cohort model of this program, we require applications by end of June.
Semester
Final Deadline
Semester Start
Fall 2022
June 29, 2022
August 29, 2022
Spring 2023
November 28, 2022
January 16, 2023
Semester
Final Deadlines
Fall 2022
June 29, 2022
Semester Start
Fall 2022
August 22, 2022
Summer Term 2021
April 25, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

MA Theology & MA Pastoral Theology | On-Campus Deadlines

We accept on-campus students for both degree programs each fall semester.
Semester
Full Scholarship
Deadline

Partial Scholarship
Deadline

Final Admission
Deadline

Semester
Start

Fall 2023
January 23, 2023
May 31, 2023
June 30, 2023
August 28, 2023
Semester
Priority Deadlines
Summer 2021
April 25, 2021
Fall 2021
July 26, 2021
Semester
Full Scholarship Deadline
Fall 2022
January 24, 2022
Partial Scholarship Deadline
Fall 2022
June 27, 2022
Final Admission Deadline
Fall 2022
August 22, 2022
Semester Start
Fall 2022
August 22, 2022

View the Academic Calendar 2022-23

Application Checklist

The following items are required to be considered for admission

Official Transcripts
Required for all completed undergraduate and graduate work. Incomplete work and institutions from which you transferred are not required.
A Personal Statement
3 Letters of Recommendation
Once you have created an account to apply, you will be able to send letter of recommendation requests directly through the application. Your recommenders will then receive a link to upload their letter which will be sent confidentially to the admissions office.
Note: Only one letter is required for the Non-Degree Seeking application.
Curriculum Vitae
Optional Writing Sample (Mandatory for merit-based scholarships)
GRE Score (for MA Biblical Studies applicants ONLY)
Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee
Number 9 symbol
Application Fee: $25

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 an 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.