Dominican House of Studies - Pontifical Faculty

Pontifical Faculty

The first "general studium" (house of study) of the Order of Preachers in the United States was established in Ohio in 1834. The studium moved to its present site in 1905 to be a part of the Catholic University of America.

In 1941 the Holy See established the house as a Pontifical Faculty of Theology (cf. Pontifical University), authorized to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Licentiate of Sacred Theology, and Doctor of Sacred Theology. Notwithstanding the accreditation, the Faculty does not at present award the Doctor of Sacred Theology.

It received civil accreditation to award the Master of Divinity during the 1970s. In 1993, to better serve its lay students, the Faculty began to offer a Master of Arts.

The Faculty, as Dominican, has a strong affinity to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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