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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Accepting applications for Fall 2017

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Illustrations and print materials from St. Dominic's Press, England

Blackfriars Gallery Exhibit

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

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

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Highlights

2017 Commencement Speech

Our newly inducted Fellow, and award winning journalist, Gabriel Meyer delivered a fascinating speech about his career as a Catholic journalist in war-torn and persecuted communities around the world.

New Academic Offering - 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.

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We asked our students, faculty and alumni what makes DSPT so special. Hear what they had to say.

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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

John Thomas Mellein, OP

My aim is to help students encounter the wisdom of Western Philosophical thought and to acquire facility in reading ancient and medieval authors (especially Thomas Aquinas) so that they can continue further reading on their own. I strive to find connections between philosophical truths and modern daily life in order to make the ideas more accessible.

Bryan Kromholtz, OP

I am a student, first and last, of St. Thomas Aquinas. Every time I have gone searching within the various nooks and crannies of his work, I have emerged with treasured insights that are worth bringing out into the light of day. What I most enjoy about what I do is helping students with their own projects – what excites them.

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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.

Fine Arts in the Dominican Tradition

Our programs allow you to integrate the fine arts with philosophy and theology in three areas of concentration: Religion and the Arts, Sacred Arts and Aesthetics.

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.

Twentieth-Century Thomism Class

This class is designed to present a survey of some of the twentieth-century Thomists, and examine the development of the thought of St. Thomas in dialogue with the challenges of modernity and the problems of contemporary society.