The mission of The Humanist Institute is to educate leaders and potential leaders to shape and deliver the message of Humanism. Our vision is to be an outstanding center for Humanist education, drawing students from all branches of Humanism.
The Humanist Institute gives serious consideration to every applicant who is committed to taking full advantage of our program. Each applicant must provide evidence that supports involvement and/or dedication to Humanist ideals ranging from strictly secular to a religious perspective. The Institute reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant it judges unlikely to benefit from its programs.
Admission to The Humanist Institute Program
Applicants may gain admission to a class by meeting the following requirements:
Earned at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
Submitted a complete application that includes;
- General application form available on www.humanistinstitute.org
- A personal letter stating the applicant’s experience, career goals, and prior education
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- A one-page statement of the applicant’s philosophy
- At least three references (name, address, telephone, relationship to the applicant)
- An application fee of $25.00 U.S. (non-refundable)
*Appropriate publications and other documentary evidence may also be included, but is not required.
Application form with supporting materials should be sent to:
The Admissions Committee
c/o Kristin Wintermute, Executive Director
PMB #220, 8014 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55427-4712
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application fee checks should be made out to The Humanist Institute and mailed to the above listed address. The Institute does accept credit card payments online at www.humanistinstitute.org.
It is the goal of The Humanist Institute’s Admission Committee to ensure that the entering class is composed of qualified applicants.
The Committee considers the following factors in reaching admission decisions:
- Earned at least an under-graduate degree from an accredited college or university.
- Demonstrates involvement and dedication to Humanist ideals ranging from strictly secular to religious perspectives.
- Any special features of the applicant’s academic record, which may have an impact on his or her ability to participate in our program.
- Other relevant personal qualities and characteristics of significance such as work experience, leadership qualities, commitment to volunteer and community service, and communication skills.
An applicant may request reconsideration of an adverse admissions decision by writing a letter to the Admissions Committee stating specific reasons why reconsideration is merited. The Admissions Committee will review the letter along with the application. The Business Manager will inform applicants of the Committee’s decision.
The Humanist Institute shall admist students of any age, gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin in adminstration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.