With some of the world’s leading scholars in the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, the Collegium Augustinianum is a Christian community of scholars dedicated to a classical and cosmopolitan education.

The Collegium Augustinianum is affiliated with the

Institut Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de Paris, France.   



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COLLEGIUM AUGUSTINIANUM 

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

Founded in 1999, the Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology. The Collegium Augustinianum is affiliated with the Institut Catholique Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de Paris.

              

ECUMENICAL, CATHOLIC AND AUGUSTINIAN.  The Collegium Augustinianum was founded in order to establish an ecumenical community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”  As such, the Collegium views Augustine’s writings as a theological vehicle for an authentic ecumenism rooted in the Early Church and Patristic theology. Our community of scholars is also interested in Augustine’s influence throughout the ages—on medieval theology, Reformation theology and Contemporary Continental philosophy—and most especially on existentialism and phenomenology


CLASSICAL AND COSMOPOLITAN.  The Collegium was founded upon an international “College of Fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of a university resides among the fellows and faculty themselves and particularly in the relationship between the student and the teacher.  The Collegium deeply values the importance of the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his or her critical thinking and writing about those texts that have shaped our world. Further, like the great universities that appeared during the middle ages, our collegium would be cosmopolitan in nature, with professors and students from around the world.  As such, value the importance of ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze texts in the original languages and engage scholars globally.  In fact, our students may write and defend their dissertations in several modern languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch. With such an accomplished and internationally-renowned faculty, themselves educated at some of the most prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our students will have the benefit of a world-class education.  Aside from our regular fellows and faculty, the Collegium also invites distinguished visiting professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and other prestigious universities to mentor and sit as readers for our doctoral defenses.  

 

Founded in 1999, the Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and 
ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology in the Catholic tradition. The Collegium 
Augustinianum is affiliated with the Institut Catholique Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de 
Paris.  
 
ECUMENICAL, CATHOLIC AND AUGUSTINIAN.  The Collegium Augustinianum was founded 
in order to establish an ecumenical community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the 
thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”  
As such, the Collegium views Augustine’s writings as a theological vehicle for an authentic 
ecumenism rooted in the Early Church and Patristic theology. Our community of scholars is also 
interested in Augustine’s influence throughout the ages—on medieval theology, Reformation 
theology and Contemporary Continental philosophy—and most especially on existentialism and 
phenomenology.  
CLASSICAL AND COSMOPOLITAN.  The Collegium was founded upon an international 
“College of Fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, 
whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would 
be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of a university resides among the fellows and 
faculty themselves and particularly in the relationship between the student and the teacher.  The 
Collegium deeply values the importance of the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his 
or her critical thinking and writing about those texts that have shaped our world. Further, like the 
great universities that appeared during the middle ages, our collegium would be cosmopolitan in 
nature, with professors and students from around the world.  As such, value the importance of 
ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze texts in the original languages and 
engage scholars globally.  In fact, our students may write and defend their dissertations in several 
modern languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch. With such an 
accomplished and internationally-renowned faculty, themselves educated at some of the most 
prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our 
students will have the benefit of a world-class education.  Aside from our regular fellows and faculty, 
the Collegium also invites distinguished visiting professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and 
other prestigious universities to mentor and sit as readers for our doctoral defenses.   
Founded in 1999, the Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and 
ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology in the Catholic tradition. The Collegium 
Augustinianum is affiliated with the Institut Catholique Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de 
Paris.  
 
ECUMENICAL, CATHOLIC AND AUGUSTINIAN.  The Collegium Augustinianum was founded 
in order to establish an ecumenical community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the 
thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”  
As such, the Collegium views Augustine’s writings as a theological vehicle for an authentic 
ecumenism rooted in the Early Church and Patristic theology. Our community of scholars is also 
interested in Augustine’s influence throughout the ages—on medieval theology, Reformation 
theology and Contemporary Continental philosophy—and most especially on existentialism and 
phenomenology.  
CLASSICAL AND COSMOPOLITAN.  The Collegium was founded upon an international 
“College of Fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, 
whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would 
be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of a university resides among the fellows and 
faculty themselves and particularly in the relationship between the student and the teacher.  The 
Collegium deeply values the importance of the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his 
or her critical thinking and writing about those texts that have shaped our world. Further, like the 
great universities that appeared during the middle ages, our collegium would be cosmopolitan in 
nature, with professors and students from around the world.  As such, value the importance of 
ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze texts in the original languages and 
engage scholars globally.  In fact, our students may write and defend their dissertations in several 
modern languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch. With such an 
accomplished and internationally-renowned faculty, themselves educated at some of the most 
prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our 
students will have the benefit of a world-class education.  Aside from our regular fellows and faculty, 
the Collegium also invites distinguished visiting professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and 
other prestigious universities to mentor and sit as readers for our doctoral defenses.   
Founded in 1999, the Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and 
ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology in the Catholic tradition. The Collegium 
Augustinianum is affiliated with the Institut Catholique Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de 
Paris.  
 
ECUMENICAL, CATHOLIC AND AUGUSTINIAN.  The Collegium Augustinianum was founded 
in order to establish an ecumenical community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the 
thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”  
As such, the Collegium views Augustine’s writings as a theological vehicle for an authentic 
ecumenism rooted in the Early Church and Patristic theology. Our community of scholars is also 
interested in Augustine’s influence throughout the ages—on medieval theology, Reformation 
theology and Contemporary Continental philosophy—and most especially on existentialism and 
phenomenology.  
CLASSICAL AND COSMOPOLITAN.  The Collegium was founded upon an international 
“College of Fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, 
whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would 
be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of a university resides among the fellows and 
faculty themselves and particularly in the relationship between the student and the teacher.  The 
Collegium deeply values the importance of the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his 
or her critical thinking and writing about those texts that have shaped our world. Further, like the 
great universities that appeared during the middle ages, our collegium would be cosmopolitan in 
nature, with professors and students from around the world.  As such, value the importance of 
ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze texts in the original languages and 
engage scholars globally.  In fact, our students may write and defend their dissertations in several 
modern languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch. With such an 
accomplished and internationally-renowned faculty, themselves educated at some of the most 
prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our 
students will have the benefit of a world-class education.  Aside from our regular fellows and faculty, 
the Collegium also invites distinguished visiting professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and 
other prestigious universities to mentor and sit as readers for our doctoral defenses.   

Founded in 1999, the Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and 
ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology in the Catholic tradition. The Collegium 
Augustinianum is affiliated with the Institut Catholique Supérieur de Philosophie et de Théologie de 
Paris.  
 
ECUMENICAL, CATHOLIC AND AUGUSTINIAN.  The Collegium Augustinianum was founded 
in order to establish an ecumenical community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of the 
thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his great Christian tradition of “faith seeking understanding.”  
As such, the Collegium views Augustine’s writings as a theological vehicle for an authentic 
ecumenism rooted in the Early Church and Patristic theology. Our community of scholars is also 
interested in Augustine’s influence throughout the ages—on medieval theology, Reformation 
theology and Contemporary Continental philosophy—and most especially on existentialism and 
phenomenology.  
CLASSICAL AND COSMOPOLITAN.  The Collegium was founded upon an international 
“College of Fellows”— scholars of the highest caliber, colleagues with a common love for Augustine, 
whose intellectual life and accomplishments would attract serious students. Thus, our college would 
be founded upon idealism and the idea that the core of a university resides among the fellows and 
faculty themselves and particularly in the relationship between the student and the teacher.  The 
Collegium deeply values the importance of the professor’s personal mentoring of the student and his 
or her critical thinking and writing about those texts that have shaped our world. Further, like the 
great universities that appeared during the middle ages, our collegium would be cosmopolitan in 
nature, with professors and students from around the world.  As such, value the importance of 
ancient and modern languages so that our students can analyze texts in the original languages and 
engage scholars globally.  In fact, our students may write and defend their dissertations in several 
modern languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German or Dutch. With such an 
accomplished and internationally-renowned faculty, themselves educated at some of the most 
prestigious universities in the world like Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome, Louvain and Dublin, our 
students will have the benefit of a world-class education.  Aside from our regular fellows and faculty, 
the Collegium also invites distinguished visiting professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and 
other prestigious universities to mentor and sit as readers for our doctoral defenses.   

 

The Research Degree and Accreditation



The Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology is authorized to grant degrees in the sacred sciences of philosophy and theology by the authority of the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida State Department of Education (Statute 1005.06). 


The Collegium Augustinianum and the Graduate Theological Foundation have an agreement of mutual recognition of our degrees. Since we are focused on the supervised research and writing of theses and dissertations following the European model of higher education, U.S. accrediting agencies do not have a mechanism in place for evaluating this traditional model of higher education.

Philosophy of Education 

The Collegium Augustinianum is committed to a classical education that emphasizes primary works and the importance of the original language of the text.  Thus, in order to understand a text, our hermeneutical approach must first situate the work within its historical, philosophical, philological and cultural context. With this larger context in mind, we attempt to reach the conceptual origins of the text by a critical examination of its terms, structure and propositions.  Now, at the Collegium Augustinianum, this is fundamental to every course since the professor is constantly guiding the student to go deeper into the meaning of the text at hand. Thus, for the Ph.B. course and for those students seeking a foundation, our pedagogy is focused on the tutorial where a professor leads a student or group of students in the reading of various texts in the history of philosophy and theology.  In this way, the student and the professor form a bond in their common love of learning and of the works they study; and students become colleagues with one another and with the professor.  In the tutorial system, the student or group of students meets with a professor once a month in order to discuss the work or works at hand.  Most of the time, the tutorials are conversations about the texts.  Students may also read their essays to the professor and their fellow students in order to initiate conversation.  At the Collegium Augustinianum, we are a community of scholars in conversation with one another and with some of the most important thinkers who have shaped the Western world.

 

However, most of our degrees are, in fact, traditional research degrees, which do not have a residency requirement since the degree involves independent research under the supervision of a professor who will also direct and guide the student in his or her Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation.  Thus, our students are from around the world, and we have a highly accomplished  and renowned faculty who can direct research degrees from all over the world, making the Collegium truly a global university. Our professors have earned their degrees at the some of the finest and most ancient universities in Europe, and our students will enjoy all of the benefits of a cosmopolitan education at our institution. 

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Collegium Augustinianum and the Institut d'Etudes Augustiniennes
The Fellows, Faculty and Students of the Collegium Augustinianum, in residence and worldwide, gratefully acknowledge our institutional privileges at the esteemed Institut d'Etudes Augustiniennes of the Institut Catholique de Paris in France, which includes the full use of its library and databases.
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