Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family: Ranking & Review

United States

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)683335

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for graduates - $75.

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family Tuition

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time graduates$17,200$17,200
Fees for full-time graduates$350$350
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$850$850

Programs and Degrees

Theology and Religious Vocations11112
Grand Total11112

At the master's and doctor's level 12 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

General info

Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Mission StatementThe mission of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is: 1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of person, marriage, and family, faithful to the Catholic tradition and in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II, and, reciprocally, to explore the implications of this understanding for the whole of theology and philosophy—all by means of a multidisciplinary education centered in theology and philosophy and integrated in light of John Paul II's notion of man and woman as an embodied, sexually differentiated communion of persons created in the image of God and destined for a state of life; 2. To develop a critical understanding of issues on marriage and family, biotechnology, and ethics in light of Western/modern assumptions regarding the human person, as these bear on the nature and dignity of human life and the transcendental meaning of beauty, truth, and goodness, in a way that fosters a unity of theory and practice at the service of the Church's “new evangelization”; 3. To offer accredited pontifical degree programs, as well as civilly accredited graduate degree programs (master's, license, and doctoral-level education); 4. To prepare graduates (laypersons, priests, and religious) for teaching and research in academic, seminary, and diocesan contexts; for work in legal, medical, and other professional occupations; and for evangelization of the family as the foundation for the development of a “culture of life” leading to the creation of a “civilization of love”; and 5. To undertake significant research and publication relative to the contemporary discussion regarding person, marriage, and family, and the implications of the Church's teachings on these matters for broader problems in theology, philosophy, and culture.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff16
Instructional FTE9
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.johnpaulii.edu
Address620 Michigan Ave NE - McGivney Hall
Washington, District of Columbia, 20064
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population706,000