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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.Learn more
Why integrate philosophy and theology?Watch Video
Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.Explore DSPT
Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.Explore DSPT
The papers from the 2017 Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley on Person, Soul and Consciousness are now published, in the Spring 2019 issue of Nova et Vetera.
Join the conversation next year on Feb. 1, 2020. We will continue to look at the role of the laity in the Church.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Faculty value the necessary and fruitful partnership between philosophy and theology, creating a communal learning environment suffused with this interdisciplinary approach.
Is DSPT a good fit for you? Take a look at this complete listing of our faculty members and their areas of interest.