Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology


DSPT is established by the Master of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominican Order) as a Center of Studies for the Order.

The School is chartered by the State of California as a degree-granting institution of higher education.

DSPT is accredited by the following entities:

  1. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
    The Western Association of Schools and Colleges
     (renewed for a period of six years, with next onsite review date:  Spring 2025)
    985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100
    Alameda, CA 94501, USA
    Telephone:  (510) 748-9001, Fax:   (510) 748-9797
  2. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) (expires on March 31, 2030, with the next comprehensive review date Fall 2029)
    10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
    Telephone:  412-788-6505, Fax:  412-788-6510
    ATS has approved the following degree programs: MDiv, MA (Philosophy), MA (Theology)

As required by WSCUC policy, the 2019 Team Report and Commission Action Letter are made available for public inspection. We also include here a letter of institutional response to the Team Report.

We also provide here the Commission Action Letter from ATS for public inspection.

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