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Pontifical John Paul II Institute

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute is devoted to the study of the truth about the human person in all of its dimensions: theological, philosophical, anthropological, and indeed cosmological-scientific. The Institute centers its study of the person in the community that is the original cell of human society: marriage and family.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

At the conclusion of the 1980 Synod of Bishops devoted to the family, the Synod Fathers called for the creation of theological centers devoted to the study of the Church's teaching on marriage and the family. The Institute's establishment was to be announced at the Holy Father's Wednesday audience on May 13, 1981.  

Education

  • Master of Theological Studies: Marriage and Family (M.T.S.)
  • Master of Theological Studies: Biotechnology and Ethics (M.T.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology with a Specialization in Person, Marriage, and Family (Ph.D.)
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage and Family (S.T.L.)
  • Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family (S.T.D.)

Research

  • Humanum Books

  • Recent Faculty Publications

    • Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture, and Science

    • Communio: International Catholic Review

    • The Catholic University of America Libraries
    • Reflections on Marriage

Career

Institute graduates enter a variety of careers involving education and the pastoral care of families.  Some graduates begin careers in theological education, research, and publication in positions at seminaries, colleges, and secondary schools.  Others assume leadership positions in parishes and dioceses, as directors of religious education, family life offices, and pro-life offices.  Institute graduates have also taken positions in health care, public interest and affairs organizations, and government.  

Pontifical John Paul II Institute Scholarships

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40000 AUD
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13 Oct 2024
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1250 USD
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15 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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40000 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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15000 USD
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18 Aug 2024
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10000 USD
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20 Mar 2024
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5000 USD
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01 Apr 2024
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4000 USD
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05 May 2024
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1500 USD
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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40000 AUD
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13 Oct 2024
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40000 AUD
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30 Apr 2024
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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50000 INR
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31 Mar 2024
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2000 USD
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Various benefits
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30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
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1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
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1000 USD
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20 Apr 2024
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1000000 INR
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40000 USD
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31 Mar 2024
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15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
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Washington Policy Center
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10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
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5000 USD
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01 Apr 2024
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4000 USD
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05 May 2024
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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2500 USD
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15 Jun 2024
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1500 USD
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1000 USD
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10 Jul 2024
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1000 USD
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13 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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15 Mar 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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40000 AUD
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13 Oct 2024
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40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
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Unicreds
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2000 USD
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Future Innovator Scholarship
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Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
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Aga Khan Foundation
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1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
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SHAPE America
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Apr 2024
Robert Wilkos Scholarship
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Robert Wilkos
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Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
18 Aug 2024
Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship
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Washington Policy Center
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Mar 2024
Obama Foundation Scholars Program
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Obama Foundation
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5000 USD
Deadline
01 Apr 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
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BeArt-Presets
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Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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2500 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarship
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Dixie Belle Paint Company
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1500 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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The Orlow Firm
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1000 USD
Deadline
10 Jul 2024
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Services

Housing services

The following residences may have rooms available for the students of the Institute. Arrangements should be made directly with each facility. Costs and fees are subject to change and inquiries should be made directly to the appropriate institution.

  • Rosary House of Studies
  • Centro Maria Residence

  • Casa Sacri Cuori

  • Holy Redeemer College                                                                                                     

  • Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Rectory

Library services

Mullen Library

The university library system contains more than 1,300,000 journals, books, dissertations, and other research materials. The Theology/Philosophy/Canon Law Library located on the third floor of Mullen Library houses specialized reference materials in the areas of religious studies and philosophy.

Medical services

The Catholic University of America provides a comprehensive fire safety program for the protection of the campus community, coordinating personnel, and electronic and mechanical systems.  

Student Life

Campus life

  • Dining services are also available at the Pryzbyla Center on The Catholic University of America campus. The student restaurant on the third floor offers a buffet for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekend. 
  • Parking Permits
  • Post Office

Accreditation

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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