Pontifical Degrees

In addition to being a civilly accredited school of graduate studies, the John Paul II Institute is associated with the international consortium of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Sciences of Marriage and Family. Membership in this consortium enables the John Paul II Institute to offer both the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) of Marriage and Family and the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D) with a Concentration in Marriage and Family.

The local authorities governing this relationship are the Provost, Rev. Antonio López; Carl A. Anderson, who serves as Interim Vice President of the Washington Session; and Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., who as local ordinary is the Vice Chancellor of the Washington Session. The authorities of the Pontifical John Paul Theological Institute for Sciences of Marriage and Family are its President, Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, and its Grand Chancellor, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

Other sessions and associated centers of the Pontifical John Paul Theological Institute for Sciences of Marriage and Family are located around the world in Mexico, Brazil, India, Spain (Madrid and Valencia), Benin, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.

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Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage and Family (S.T.L.)

Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage and Family (S.T.L.)

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Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family (S.T.D.)

Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family (S.T.D.)

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