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Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family


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School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Large | Urban

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Religious affliation

Roman Catholic

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is: 1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of marriage and family faithful to the Catholic magisterial tradition in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II, by means of a multidisciplinary education centered in theology 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.

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Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
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    • Theology/Theological Studies
      • A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
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Student Life

Student Demographics

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Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian57.81%
  2. Not Specified17.19%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities17.19%
  4. Hispanic/Latino6.25%
  5. Asian1.56%

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