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Study Abroad

Enrich your studies at a Dominican institution in a different country.

DSPT enjoys partnerships with a number of Dominican institutions around the world, whereby our students are able to spend as much as an academic year benefiting from the partners’ renowned faculty and resources.

Rome, Italy

The Angelicum

In cooperation with the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (PUST, or “Angelicum”), DSPT offers a semester of study in Rome for students in the DSPT Master of Arts (Theology) program. To qualify for this opportunity, students must have completed at least 24-semester units of coursework in the MA (Theology) program at the DSPT.

England

Blackfriars Hall at Oxford University

In cooperation with Blackfriars Hall, DSPT offers a time of study at Oxford University for students in the Concurrent MAPh/MATh option. Given the nature of the program at Blackfriars Hall, students are expected to spend an entire year abroad – usually the second year – of their DSPT studies.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dominican University College

Students in any DSPT MA program may petition to study at Dominican University College (Ottawa) as an Official Visiting Student. Because preference will be given to those applying for the full academic year, this program is best suited for those in the Concurrent MAPh/MATh [or GTU MA] option.

Applying & Qualifications

Interested students should begin the application process, including consultation with their academic advisor and the Academic Dean, at least twelve months before the anticipated time of study.

Study abroad is typically recommended only for students in the Concurrent MA Philosophy and Theology, although MA students may be able to attend a semester at the Angelicum or a full year at one of the other institutions with approval from the Academic Dean.

Any plan for a period of study abroad is subject to the approval of the academic advisor and the Academic Dean. Students who are members of a religious institute should also confer with the formation personnel from their institute for any needed permissions and/or guidance.

Tuition

Students enrolled in any of these study abroad options are considered enrolled at DSPT for the purpose of applying for financial assistance under Title IV.

Students interested in study abroad should contact the DSPT Financial Aid Office for further details. While away, the following tuition payment protocols will be used:

  • The Bursar at the college the student is attending will send an invoice for tuition (and room and board where applicable) to the Finance Office at DSPT who in turn will send it to the student for their review.

  • The fees will be converted to US$ using the prevailing exchange rate on the date the fees are posted to the student’s tuition account.

  • The balance of the tuition account must be paid by the student to DSPT before DSPT will wire the fees to the college the student is attending.

  • As soon as the student pays their tuition account balance, DSPT will wire the fees to the college the student is attending using the prevailing exchange rate on the day the wire is processed. Any difference between the exchange rate used when the tuition fees were posted and paid will be charged or credited to the student’s tuition account.

Official Visiting Students will be responsible for paying all applicable tuition fees and other charges at the host institution where they are registered in a program of study.

For more information, interested students should contact the DSPT Financial Aid Officer and their academic advisor. All plans are subject to approval by the academic advisor and the Academic Dean.