Graduate Program courses at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation are designed for those looking to further their education at the Graduate level. Courses are meant for those that have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or extensive experience or knowledge of the Catholic Faith. All Graduate Courses can be taken at the Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment levels also.

Those interested in taking courses must first apply to the Avila Institute. Upon acceptance into the Avila Institute, students will then be instructed on how to enroll in courses. The application fee is $40 for laypersons and $15 for Priests and Religious.

Important Notes:

  • Details are subject to change – check back for more information and changes. Or, to receive updates on upcoming courses and schedules, please email and ask to be added to the email list (emails are only sent a few times per quarter).
  • Classes are offered “live online” meaning students and professor join at a specific time for an interactive online environment.
    • Graduate students are required to participate live online (exceptions made for international students and work related conflicts). Classes are recorded and available to students for viewing later for these purposes, unforeseen circumstances, or for watching a second time.
    • Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment track students are highly encouraged to participate live online but it is not required. Classes are recorded and available to students for viewing later so so  scheduling conflicts need not be a deterrent in these tracks.

Course Offerings


Courses are nine weeks long and are $450 per course (full and partial scholarships are available).

For listing and description of all Graduate courses, as well as information on earning a Graduation Certificate of Spiritual Formation, Personal Enrichment Certificate or Continuing Education Certificate, please visit the Graduate Studies page or contact our Admissions Counselor at

To apply, please click HERE.

For the latest course offerings, please contact us at