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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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

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Why integrate philosophy and theology?

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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

Inducting 2 New Fellows

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Garlow, Lumina Foundation, and JD Flynn, CNA to our College of Fellows. The Fellows are professional lay Catholics who engage our school on issues relevant to contemporary culture.

The DSPT College of Fellows - A School Resource to Engage Contemporary Culture

Watch this brief video with short clips of interviews with a few of our Fellows.

Dr. Marga Vega Summarizes Her 2018 Philosophy Seminar

Learn more about the Philosophy Seminar Dr. Vega designed that brought esteemed guest lecturers to present to the class on a variety of topics related to neuroscience and personhood.

Fall 2019 Courses

Check out the courses we are offering in the Fall - Medieval Mystics Seminar, Bioethics and Person, Philosophical Aesthetics and more. These courses are available to degree and non-degree students.

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.

Love's Evangelist

An exhibit of Broadsheets and photographs featuring the letters of St. Catherine of Siena. Watch this video and learn about how and why DSPT Alumna Sandra Tasca embarked on this project.

DSPT Faculty Explore Aesthetics

In this video a few of our core faculty explore themes in aesthetics, such as art, poetry, music, philosophical and theological aesthetics, liturgy and more.

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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

Margarita Vega, PhD

I hope students at DSPT get both a global view to provide context for philosophical problems and a microscopic lens to dissect particular topics. By the end of their program, I expect students to be knowledgeable about how the philosophical tradition relates to contemporary research and to feel competent to continue the philosophical discussion with a personal contribution.

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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Concurrent MA Degree Option

This highly distinctive study option covers the entire historical series of philosophy, systematic theology and philosophy, historical theology, moral theology, ethics, Scripture, and non-Christian religions.

Blackfriars Gallery and Library

Currently showing: Ecce Homo! Students have access to more than 5,000 volumes in our specialized religion and art library. The library was developed over nearly four decades, first by Blase Schauer, OP and later by the late Michael Morris, OP.

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.