Application Deadline: May 15, 2013

Application to the IPT requires a Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 90 semester hours in a liberal arts program. A 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0) minimum grade point average in college level work is required for admittance. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate an aptitude for pastoral studies by reason of a background in liberal arts, theology or religious studies, experience in ecclesial service, or completion of a diocesan program of formation or certification. In addition, applicants must complete and submit to the following: 

1.  Application form
2.  Application fee
3.  Intellectual Autobiography
4.  List of recently read books and articles
5.  Letter stating reasons for wanting to study pastoral theology
6.  Writing Sample
7.  Two Letters of Recommendation
8.  Official Transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended 

The final step in the application process is an interview. The interview is an important step in an ongoing process of dialogue between the IPT administrators and every student in the program in order to bring about the greatest possible benefit. In the interview, each applicant's background is evaluated individually in order to determine evidence of aptitude for studies in pastoral theology and familiarity with fundamental theological concepts, Scripture, and ecclesial structures. If deficiencies are identified, an applicant may be required to take appropriate courses and/or directed individual study prior to or after acceptance.


 To request the 2013-2014 application, please fill out the CONTACT US form.