Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

Washington, DC
487 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017-1585
202-495-3820

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is a Catholic institution of higher learning in Washington, D.C. The faculty is one of the few in the world that is dedicated to the study of Thomistic philosophy and theology. It is also one of the few institutions that offers a degree in sacred architecture.

The faculty was founded in 1905 by the Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph. The first president was Fr. Thomas Aquinas Collins, O.P., who was also the first professor of Thomistic philosophy. In its early years, the faculty was located at the Dominican House of Studies on Mount Saint Alban. In 1911, the faculty moved to its current location on Michigan Avenue.

The faculty offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Philosophy, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sacred Theology. The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts programs are four years long, while the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy programs are six years long.

The faculty has a strong commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the promotion of the Dominican Order's mission of preaching and teaching. It strives to create an environment that is conducive to the intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth of its students. The faculty is also committed to the service of the Church and the Dominican Order, and to the advancement of Catholic culture.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.dhs.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.dhs.edu/financial-aid/