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The Pontifical John Paul II Institute is an institution of high learning that combines rigorous intellectual studies with a lived engagement of Catholic culture and the literary tradition. Through the Institute’s academic programs, the foundational understanding of the human person is deepened and pursued communally, in all of its breadth and richness, in order that men and women may continue with further doctoral study in theology and philosophy (following the M.T.S./S.T.L. programs); or pursue continuing education in one of the fields—medicine, psychology, law, physics, biology, health care, policy, etc.—having been formed in the truth of the human person; or begin work in the world in one of its many forms, lay or clerical.

The Institute’s administration is available to help applicants decide whether one of its degree programs is a good path for him or her and to answer questions regarding the admissions process. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information about the programs and the application requirements. You may arrange a visit and sit in on a class through our visitor page.

“The Catholic person is truly universal—interested in everything and afraid of nothing.”

Dr. Adrian Walker

Consulting editor of Communio International Review and former John Paul II Institute professor

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All application materials for the fall semester are due by January 20 for first-round consideration.
After the January deadline, admissions continue on a rolling basis for the spaces that remain available.
You may apply online or download an application and send with supporting documents to the Office of Admissions.