The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies is pleased to announce the reinstitution of its doctoral program. The PFIC now offers a terminal degree in theology, the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), whose candidates pursue course work and research in Thomistic studies. Doctoral candidates may conduct specialized research in the domains of both systematic and moral theology. Doctoral research may focus on historical topics in Thomistic theology, or Thomistic engagement in modern and contemporary theology. The doctoral degree is a pontifical degree, granted by the authority of and in the name of the Holy See, and it is intended for qualified clerical and lay students.
Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., Director of the Doctoral Program in Sacred Theology, says: “There is a great need in the Church today for Catholic scholarship on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. The intention of our doctoral program in Thomistic studies is to produce the best theologians on the thought of St. Thomas for the Church in the world, especially in North America.”
For more information, such as degree requirements, admission, course work, and model curriculum, please visit dhs.edu/std. Inquiries can be made to the Director of the Thomistic Institute, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., or the Director of the Doctoral Program, Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P..