The Theology of the Body Institute


Pontifex University


Master of Sacred Arts degree, with a

Concentration in the Theology of the Body


Earn credit for for Four Selected ToBI Courses

and Study the Thought of Pope St John Paul II


Pontifex University and the Theology of the Body Institute, are formerly partnered to create a unique Masters degree.  The Theology of the Body Institute, which is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, promotes the life-giving message of Theology of the Body through graduate level courses, on-site speaker programs and clergy enrichment training. Their week-long courses take place around the country and through the year, for a full schedule follow the link here. Their teachers are internationally known leaders in their fields such as Christopher West and Bill Donaghy.


Pontifex University recommends all ToBI courses to you for personal enrichment, and we are excited to announce that we will now recognize up to four courses taught by the Institute for credit, which collectively will create a concentration in the Theology of the Body for our Master of Sacred Arts program. Students can earn 2 credits in good standing for each week-long Certification course completed, up to a maximum of 8 credits. These courses are:


  1. Theology of the Body and Art - The Way of Beauty .
  2. Theology of the Body I - Introduction and Overview
  3. Theology of the Body II - Into the Deep
  4. Theology of the Body III - The New Evangelization


Rooted in the inspiring interpretation of Holy Scripture by Pope St John Paul II, these integrate naturally with the MSA program to create a focus on the human person and our place in society today. The goal of this is not simply a theoretical understanding of the subjects, but also to lead each of us towards the supernatural transformation of the person in Christ. By this we hope that each student will strive to fulfil the artistic vocation to which every single one of us is called - in which his medium is himself. As Pope St John Paul II put it in his Letter to Artists: ‘Through his “artistic creativity” man appears more than ever “in the image of God”, and he accomplishes this task above all in shaping the wondrous “material” of his own humanity and then exercising creative dominion over the universe which surrounds him.’


For more information or to enroll, please contact Samantha Kelley, Educational Program Manager at or via their website at