Basic Admission Requirements:

Check! Completed Application
Check! Application Fee

The application fee is $75 and is non-refundable.

Check! References

At least three letters of recommendation from faculty members of academic institutions formerly attended. These letters must be accompanied by the waiver form at the link below, and sent directly to the John Paul II Institute by the professors. Please ask the professors to compare your achievement with that of other students at your level and to evaluate your readiness for graduate studies.

Recommendation Waiver Form

Check! Essays

Please refer to the individual application forms for a description of the essay topics and the requirements for each program.

Check! Transcripts/Graduation Documentation

Official transcripts of all post-secondary education (sent by the institution)

An official copy of your high school diploma or transcript for M.T.S., S.T.L., and S.T.D. applications

Check! Test Results

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for admissions to all degree-seeking programs at the time of application.  Our institutional code is 3533, and we are listed as the Pontifical John Paul II Institute.

Check! Non U.S. citizens 

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores

Students for whom English is a second language must submit TOEFL scores. Our TOEFL code is 8751.

Candidates who are not U.S. citizens must submit a completed Admissions Supplement Form.  

Check! Identification

Electronic photo (headshot)

A copy of your birth certificate and driver's license/state ID, or a copy of your passport

Check! Clergy and Religious

A letter of permission from your bishop or provincial if you are a diocesan clergy or religious


A letter of presentation if you are a lay person applying to the S.T.D. program

All application materials for the fall semester are due by January 20.  (After this date, prospective applicants may inquire whether spaces remain available.)