Augustine INstitute

Graduate School of Theology

You have made us for yourself.
- Saint Augustine

Our Vision

Because we are made for God but cannot come to friendship with Him without His help, we possess what St. Augustine calls a cor inquietum, a restless heart, which will not come to rest until we seek Him and possess Him by way of the graces He provides to our powers of intellect, memory and will. To undertake this search in faith, hope and charity is the purpose of human existence. Through intellectual formation in the Catholic faith, we help our students seek the Lord in hope, and we prepare them to give a joyful and compelling account of the faith in active charity. To join this community, whether on campus or via distance education, is to heed the Apostle’s exhortation to the Romans: “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (12:2).

Our Curriculum

In all our programs of study, the Augustine Institute’s interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to lead students to the graced perfection of memory, intellect and will by a devoted study of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Doctrine, Church history, and the various arts of missionary discipleship. In this work of dedicated study, we are accompanied by the Fathers, Doctors, and Saints, as we strive to be formed by the Word of God in fidelity to the Church’s living Magisterium.

Our Graduates

Many of our graduates use their degrees in diocesan or parish work, primary or secondary Catholic education, and other apostolic or mission-oriented contexts. Some of our graduates go on for further academic study.

The Work of the Institute

The Graduate School is the heart of the Augustine Institute and collaborates fruitfully in the mission it shares with the Institute’s other efforts, including hosting the FORMED digital platform and producing a variety of Catholic media for catechesis and spiritual enrichment. The graduate school’s primary contribution to these and other parts of the life of the Institute is through study, teaching, mentoring, and research. Scroll through the sections below to explore more about our graduate school.
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Master of Arts: Pastoral Theology

So also I send you.
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Master of Arts: Theology

Faith seeking understanding.
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Master of Arts: Theology with Concentration in Sacred Scripture

Put on the mind of Christ.
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Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are distinguished for their fidelity, friendliness, and scholarship.
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Our graduate school is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
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On Campus in Denver

The on-campus experience offers vibrant, life-giving fellowship and a common life centered around the Mass.
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Distance Education

Integrated with our on-campus community, our distance-education program is an example of how to do distance well.
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Non-degree Study

Options are available to join in missionary discipleship without pursuing a degree.
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Prospective Students

Follow the wisdom of Christ and become an effective witness for the Church’s mission.
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Current Students

Important links, resources, and contact information are available for current students.
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"This education and formation has changed my life...

...I am eternally grateful for what the Augustine Institute has done for my soul, my family and my apostolate. If you feel called to further your education and theological studies, I cannot recommend anything better than the Augustine Institute.

MA Theology, Alumna ’17

"I pray that my teaching and writing will be of...

...service to the new evangelization, helping equip my students to engage post-modernity and propose the timeless teachings of Christ in a timely way for our age.”

Visiting Professor of Theology

"I really cannot say enough good things about...

the education and human formation we received as students at the Augustine Institute. From the outstanding professors to the rich curriculum, everything lends itself to the development of the intellect and the zeal to bring Jesus Christ to the world. I would highly recommend the Augustine Institute to anyone looking to achieve excellence in knowledge, wisdom and virtue.”

MA Theology, ’15

"Forming future leaders today is one of the most...

...pressing tasks we now face, and no one in this country does it with more energy, depth, and skill than the Augustine Institute.”

Archdiocese of Philadelphia