Quick Facts

Quick Facts About DSPT

The diversity of our DSPT community, which stretches across disciplines, fosters a rich dialogue that incorporates many perspectives and instills a higher level of understanding for everyone.

Historical Highlights 
Current Student Enrollment 
Current Student Demographics 
Educational Background of Recent Entering Students 
Degree Programs Offered 
What DSPT Alumni are Doing 
Current Faculty 
Current Course Offerings 
Affiliated Centers 
Libraries 
Financial Aid Resources 
Accreditation 

Historical Highlights

· 1851 founded in Monterey, California as the Studium (House of Studies) for the newly formed Western Dominican Province.

· 1932 moved to the former residence of Winifred and Raymond Perry in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, and incorporated in the State of California as the College of St. Albert the Great

· 1949 received status as a Studium Generale of the Order of Preachers

· 1964 became the first Catholic seminary to join the Graduate Theological Union

· 1964 received its first public accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

· 1966 opened the Institute for Thomistic and Ecumenical Studies, a post-doctoral research branch of the College, at Easton Hall in the GTU campus (future temporary home of the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology)

· 1976 moved administrative offices and classrooms from the Rockridge campus to Easton Hall, and changed the College name to the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

· 2006 opened the new campus at 2301 Vine St. with a dedication ceremony on 13 Sep 2006.

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Current Student Enrollment

Total Student Population

107

Lay

74%

Full-time Enrollment

51%

Student:Faculty Ratio (FTE)

4:1

Religious Communities Represented

>7

Total GTU Graduate Students

>1,300

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Current Student Demographics

Average Age of Total Student Population

35

Entering Students Between 20-30 Years of Age

70%

Entering Students Between 31-40 Years of Age

10%

Entering Students Over the Age of 40

20%

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Educational Background of Recent Entering Students

Humanities

38%

Philosophy

25%

Natural/Physical Sciences

13%

Social/Behavioral Sciences

13%

Theology

8%

Other Majors (Religion, Technical Studies)

3%

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Degree Programs Offered

Program

% of Current Student Population Enrolled in Program

Master of Divinity

10%

MA (Philosophy)

14%

MA (Theology)

20%

GTU MA

7%

Concurrent MAPh/MATh

29%

Concurrent MDiv/MATh

2%

Certificate of Theological Studies

2%

Special Student

13%

Master of Theological Studies

3%

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Current Faculty

Regular Faculty

14

Emeriti

1

Adjunct Faculty

8

Total Faculty Teaching FTE

17.5

Total Full-Time Dominican Friars

13

Dominican Friars Awarded the
Master of Sacred Theology Degree

1

Total Full-Time GTU Faculty xlink

> 150

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Current Course Offerings

Details can be found by reviewing the online GTU Course Schedule xlink.

Average Total Number of GTU Course Offerings per Semester

> 350

Average Total Number of DSPT Course Offerings per Semester

34

Average No. Students per DSPT course

9

Percentage of all GTU Philosophy Courses
Offered by DSPT Faculty

70%

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What DSPT Alumni are Doing

Friars of the Western Dominican Province

(graduates since S02)
Working in parish ministry
24
Working in campus ministry
16
Researching in graduate schools
11

All Alumni

Graduates from S05 to present who are currently enrolled in doctoral programs
13
Acceptance rate for doctoral programs
(of those who applied to a program)
92%
 
Percent of all MDiv graduates offered a job by the time of graduation (S09-S12)
90%
Percent of graduates of all non-MDiv programs who were offered a job by the time of graduation (S09-S12)
59%
Areas where alumni work
(% based on recent alumni survey, n=41)
Education: Secondary Teaching - 10%
Education: Graduate Teaching - 8%
Education: Administration - 8%
Parish or Diocesan Ministry - 33%
Social Work - 3%
Executive Administration - 8%

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Affiliated Centers

The Institute of Salesian Spirituality, the Santa Fe Institute, and the Catherine of Siena Institute xlink are fully affiliated members of DSPT.

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Libraries

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library xlink. More than 440,000 volumes, 1500 periodical subscriptions, and 292,000 non-book holdings; 6,000-7,000 new titles added per year.
UC Berkeley Library
DSPT - Link
Santa Clara University Library DSPT - Link

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Financial Aid Resources

Scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of both merit and need. Recent awards for lay students have ranged from 20-50% of tuition depending on the number of applicants, the amount of available funds, academic promise, and other factors. Priests and religious are not usually eligible for DSPT scholarships or grants since they are supported by their dioceses or religious communities. About 40% of DSPT students receive some scholarship or grant assistance, and most of them also receive other aid in the form of federal student loans, outside scholarships, etc. DSPT does not offer a work-study program or teaching assistantships. For more information, please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid section.

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Accreditation

The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools xlink and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges xlink.

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