The diversity of our DSPT community, which stretches across disciplines, fosters a rich dialogue that incorporates many perspectives and instills a higher level of understanding for everyone.
· 1851 founded in Monterey, California as the Studium (House of Studies) for the newly formed Western Dominican Province.
· 1932 moved to the former residence of Winifred and Raymond Perry in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, and incorporated in the State of California as the College of St. Albert the Great
· 1949 received status as a Studium Generale of the Order of Preachers
· 1964 became the first Catholic seminary to join the Graduate Theological Union
· 1964 received its first public accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
· 1966 opened the Institute for Thomistic and Ecumenical Studies, a post-doctoral research branch of the College, at Easton Hall in the GTU campus (future temporary home of the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology)
· 1976 moved administrative offices and classrooms from the Rockridge campus to Easton Hall, and changed the College name to the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
· 2006 opened the new campus at 2301 Vine St. with a dedication ceremony on 13 Sep 2006.
Details can be found by reviewing the online GTU Course Schedule .
Flora Lamson Hewlett Library . More than 440,000 volumes, 1500 periodical subscriptions, and 292,000 non-book holdings; 6,000-7,000 new titles added per year.
Scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of both merit and need. Recent awards for lay students have ranged from 20-50% of tuition depending on the number of applicants, the amount of available funds, academic promise, and other factors. Priests and religious are not usually eligible for DSPT scholarships or grants since they are supported by their dioceses or religious communities. About 40% of DSPT students receive some scholarship or grant assistance, and most of them also receive other aid in the form of federal student loans, outside scholarships, etc. DSPT does not offer a work-study program or teaching assistantships. For more information, please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid section.