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How to Apply

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Join our diverse community of the Church's current and future leaders pursuing academic excellence and Truth. Once you have begun your online application to Aquinas, you can return to it at any time before you submit it for review.  Within the application you are able to ask questions of our admissions team. 

Application Requirements

Select a degree program below to view its application requirements.

Aquinas Institute of Theology reviews each application holistically and takes into account all components of the application. If you have concerns about meeting the admission criteria or the application requirements, contact the Admissions Office.

Only PDF uploads will be accepted. 

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines listed below are for admission to the respective degree programs. 

Those applicants to the Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, and Master of Divinity degrees who wish to be considered for the Aquinas Scholars Program must complete their degree application by January 28. 

Program Application Deadline

Priority Scholarship: January 28th

Scholarship Deadline: March 15th
Final: August 1


Priority & International: October 13
Final: December 1

DMin April 12


Students must apply separately to the MSW program at SLU. 

Priority & International: January 28th
Final: August 1

Priority & International: October 15
Final: December 1


Students must apply separately to the PhD program at SLU. 

January 28th
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Mission

Priority & International: March 15
Session I Final: August 1
Session II Final: October 1

Priority & International: October 15
Session I Final: January 1
Session II Final: March 1

Graduate Certificates in Spiritual Direction, Thomistic Studies,
and Biblical Studies, Non-Degree and Auditing

August 1

December 1