Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

Offering degrees both on campus in Denver and through distance education, the Augustine Institute is one of the largest Catholic master’s degree programs training leaders to serve in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Augustine Institute
Augustine Institute (photo: Augustine Institute )

📍 6160 S. Syracuse Way, 

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

📞 (303) 937-4420

🌐 Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology Website


No. of Students: 500

No. of Majors/Areas of Study: 4

Mandatum: Yes

Daily or Weekly Eucharistic Adoration: Yes, daily 

Places Where Students Can Study Abroad: N/A

Annual Cost of Tuition: $11,100 (full time)

Typical % of students who receive scholarships and/or typical amount of financial aid: 33% of students receive scholarship support, ranging from partial to full.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1


Why Augustine

The Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology exists to make the wisdom of Christ more available unto the salvation of souls. Students are immersed in Scripture, the writings of Church doctors and saints, and magisterial teaching, while enjoying an academic community that is devoted to the pursuit of holiness.

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  •  Catholic Board
  •  Catholic Faculty 
  •  Mandatum Required 
  • Theologians’ Oath 

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  •  Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs 
  • No Coed Dorms (N/A) 
  • Health Services Okay (N/A) 

School’s Comments:

Institution: The Augustine Institute Graduate School was founded in 2005 in response to St. John Paul II’s call to Catholic universities to offer “a living institutional witness to Christ and his message” and to serve the Church’s mission of evangelization. The Graduate School offers master’s degrees in Theology, Pastoral Theology, Biblical Studies, and Catholic Education, that are practical, contemplative, and accessible. At the heart of the program is a group of dedicated Catholic educators and scholars committed to the harmony of scholarly reflection and apostolic activity. The Augustine Institute is a fully accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools ( Every regular faculty member has a mandatum to teach in the Archdiocese of Denver and makes the “Profession of Faith” and “Oath of Fidelity” to the magisterium of the Church. 

Campus Culture: Whether on-campus or online, students receive a rich intellectual, spiritual and evangelical formation. On-campus students enjoy a common life of prayer, including daily Mass, confession, individual spiritual direction, and spiritual conferences. On-campus students also participate in weekly theological seminars and personalized internship opportunities with Denver-area apostolates. Students in the state-of-the-art distance-education program receive a personalized experience, including one-on-one interaction with faculty and the flexibility of on-demand study. Distance students also have the option of taking week-long intensive courses on-site in Denver to meet faculty and fellow students.