The Graduate Institute


St. John’s College is not like other colleges and universities. Whether you are pursuing the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, the Master of Arts in Eastern Classics, or the Liberal Arts Education Certificate, our radical vision of education is simple: the study of great books and the discussion of those books in great classroom conversations. The Graduate Institute is a unique and welcoming community of students with different life experiences who value thoughtful discussion about great works and big ideas. Read more about the Graduate Institute.

Complete your degree or certificate on campus or online through our low-residency program.​​​​​

Master of Arts in Liberal Arts

From Aristotle to Aquinas, Wordsworth to Woolf, Herodotus to Hegel, students pursuing the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts explore some of the greatest thinkers of all time in a truly interdisciplinary and coherent academic program.

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Master of Arts in Eastern Classics

Available through the Santa Fe campus, students pursuing the Master of Arts in Eastern Classics examine the great books of India, China, and Japan in an Asian studies program that provides an introduction to the breadth and richness of these traditions.

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Liberal Arts Education Certificate

For teachers seeking a great books qualification in just two summers, the Liberal Arts Education Certificate explores foundational texts while studying pedagogy to bring back to their classrooms.

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Partnership Programs

St. John’s offers combined graduate degrees in law and education with our partner colleges.

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Graduate Admissions

There is no fee to apply to the Graduate Institute and no need to take the GRE. Learn more about our application process or take the plunge and start an application today.

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