Overview: Integrated Programs at DSPT
"It is necessary to promote high-level academic centres in which philosophy can dialogue with other disciplines, in particular with theology, favoring new, suitable cultural syntheses to orient society's journey." Benedict XVI
Thanks to the work of Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and their contemporaries, there was by the end of the 13th century in the Dominican educational system a program of philosophy study which fully incorporated the works of Aristotle, along with commentaries by Muslim and Jewish scholars. Since that time, Dominican pedagogy has remained committed to the integration of these two sciences for furthering the apostolic mission of the Order and the Church.
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT), continues this tradition by offering concurrent programs of study which allow students to complete two master's level degrees in a reduced period of time.
Concurrent Master of Arts (Philosophy) and Master of Arts (Theology) - Drawing on the strengths of the Dominican pedagogical approach and the expertise of DSPT Faculty, this concurrent program allows students to explore philosophical issues pertaining to human existence and contemporary culture within the context of faith and spirituality.
Concurrent Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Theology) - Students enrolled in the DSPT Master of Divinity program may augment their ministry preparation through an in-depth analysis of a research topic related to their own particular interests or ministry goals.
Students in the concurrent programs can take advantage of the study abroad program at Blackfriars, Oxford.