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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Why integrate philosophy and theology?

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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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Congratulations to our graduates!

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Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.

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Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.

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Highlights

The 86th Annual DSPT Commencement

Our commencement speaker will be DSPT Fellow, Dr. Mary Hirschfeld. Congratulations to our 2018 graduates for their outstanding achievements!

Fall 2018 Syllabi and Course Information

Check out the courses we are offering this Fall - Person and Neuroscience, Miracles, Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Catholic Social Teaching, and more.

Special Academic Focus - Person, Soul & Consciousness

What is a person? What does the notion of a soul add to that of a state of consciousness? This focused, collaborative course of study begins Fall 2017 and includes specifically designed seminar courses, guest lectures and more.

What is Dominican Education?

We hold that philosophy and theology are two facets of a single conversation, taking into account both the insights that are discovered by human reason and those that are only accessible to us as they are revealed in Scripture and tradition.

MA Theology Exam Option Now Available

For students wishing to focus their Master of Arts studies more on coursework, our theology department has developed this program to culminate in an exam rather than a thesis.

The 2017 Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley was a Success!

Watch this brief video from the event. Professional and Independent Scholars as well as Young Academics in Conversation about ​Person, Soul and Consciousness.

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Meet our professors and learn about our classes, concentrations and programs to see what makes us unique. Do you have questions? Would you like to sit in on a class? Contact us to get more information or plan a visit.

Faculty spotlight

Edward Krasevac, OP

I have long had a penchant for the really core questions of human and Christian life, such as those concerned with basic moral principles (freedom, responsibility, intentionality, and the relation between who we are and what we do), as well as the fundamental principles of Christology: just who really is Jesus Christ in relation to God and to us.

Justin Gable, OP

I hope that my teaching will assist my students in developing that ability or habit of mind we might call "critical thinking," a facility for analyzing and actively engaging issues, instead of passively receiving information. Most of all, I would hope that my students walk away from my courses having fallen just a little bit more in love with the truth of things.

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Systematic and Philosophical Theology

We hold that philosophy and theology are two facets of a single conversation, taking into account both the insights that are discovered by human reason and those that are only accessible to us as they are revealed in Scripture and tradition.

Blackfriars Institute for Religion and the Arts

Our students enjoy access to this rare collection of over 12,000 volumes dedicated to the study of art and religion, unique sacred artworks, antique liturgical vestments, biblical movie posters and more. Visit our on campus Galleria for viewing.

Our Learning Environment

Our Faculty value the necessary and fruitful partnership between philosophy and theology, creating a communal learning environment suffused with this interdisciplinary approach.

DSPT Faculty Areas of Interest

Is DSPT a good fit for you? Take a look at this complete listing of our faculty members and their areas of interest.