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Marriage and Family

Pontifical John Paul II Institute

24 months
18750 USD/year
18750 USD/year
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Marriage and Family from Pontifical John Paul II Institute approaches the realities of the person, marriage, and family in light of the central mysteries of Christian revelation and in dialogue with Western/modern assumptions regarding the nature of the person and the meaning of freedom. 


Marriage and Family from Pontifical John Paul II Institute aims to promote a "culture of life": a culture whose members "see life in its deeper meaning, its beauty and its invitation to freedom and responsibility"; who do not so much "presume to take possession of reality" as to "accept it as a gift, discovering in all things the reflection of the Creator and seeing in every person his living image" 


The M.T.S. Marriage and Family program prepares students for further academic study in higher degree programs as well as for professional work in a variety of contexts such as high school education, diocesan family bureaus, pro-life organizations, and legal, governmental, medical, and public policy fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theological Anthropology: History and Method
  • Faith and American Culture
  • Gender/The Sexual Difference
  • Being as Gift: Philosophical Foundations
  • Catechesis on Human Love
  • Encyclicals of John Paul II
  • Issues in Psychological and Neurological Science:  Marriage, Family, and the Sexual Difference
  • Communio Personarum: The Triune God
  • Sacrament of Marriage
  • Law, Family, and the Person

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or from its equivalent in foreign countries.
  • Application Fee
  • At least three letters of recommendation from faculty members of academic institutions formerly attended.
  • Please refer to the individual application forms for a description of the essay topics and the requirements for each program. 
  • Official paper transcripts of all post-secondary education (sent by the institution)
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for admissions to all degree-seeking programs at the time of application.  
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores
  • Electronic photo (headshot)
  • 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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9375 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9375 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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