Horarium
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Summer Schedule

    Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    8:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Monday - Friday, Week of August 14-18

    7:30am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    4:15pm Holy Hour
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    NO public Night Prayer
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    11:15am Mass
    *No porter available to open door for the public
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Tuesday, August 1 - Sunday, August 27

    Library closed until August 28

  • Monday, August 28

    Classes Begin and Library Opens

    3:15 PM - New Student Orientation, Aquin Hall

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Wednesday, September 6, 6PM

    Large and Startling Figures

    Flannery O’Connor’s Postmodern Apologetic

    Prof. Frederick C. Bauerschmidt (Loyola University Maryland)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, September 7, 4PM

    The Rational Mystery: The Promise of Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC)

    Alexander Reading Room, Baylor University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Baylor University Honors College

  • Friday, September 8

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Monday, September 25, 7PM

    Science & Religion: The Myth of Conflict

    Dr. Stephen Barr (University of Delaware)

    St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

    Thomistic Circles: “On the Holy Spirit”

  • Monday, October 9

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 10

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held, No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 13

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

  • Saturday, October 14, 12PM-4PM

    Christ Healing and Perfecting: Sacraments in the Christian Life

    Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Wednesday, October 16, 6PM

    Saved in Hope:

    The Christian Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

    Philip Zaleski (Smith College)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Tuesday, October 31

    7:30 PM - Vigil of All Saints, DHS Chapel

  • Friday, November 3

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Wednesday, November 8, 6PM

    The Drama of Grace:

    Sigrud Undset and the Narrative of Conversion

    Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Saturday, November 11, 1 PM

    “Angels, Demons and Aquinas”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17

    Registration for Spring 2018 Classes

  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library close at noon on Wednesday)

  • Tuesday, December 5 - Monday, December 11

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, December 11

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 15

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20

    Special Exam Period

  • Thursday, December 21

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

    PFIC reopens on January 2, 2018

  • Saturday, April 14, 6 PM, 2018

    Eighth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Virginia

Applying to Study at the Pontifical Faculty

Applying for a Degree Program

Students interested in enrolling in the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception degree programs are invited to complete and submit an application form.  The following must be submitted with the application:

  • A Non-Refundable $150.00 application fee.  Checks should be made out to Pontifical Faculty
  • A recent photo
  • GRE scores (Our school code is 2498)
  • Three letters of recommendation.

The applicant should see to it that official transcripts are submitted to the Pontifical Faculty from all post-secondary institutions previously attended.

All items should be addressed to:

Office of the Registrar

Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception,

487 Michigan Ave., NE,

Washington, DC 20017.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed “To Members of the Admissions Committee”.

An application is not considered complete until all of these required items are received.

The deadline for the submission of a complete application for degree programs is July 1 for the  fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

When completed, all applications will receive prompt attention by the Admissions Committee of the Pontifical Faculty.  The Pontifical Faculty reserves the right to request an interview or additional information from any applicant.  Applicants who are denied admission may re-apply for admission after one year.

 

Non-Degree Students and Continuing Education

Anyone wishing to take courses simply for their own enrichment or for continuing education may apply as a non-degree seeking student.  Such persons are also welcome to audit courses with the understanding that no papers or examinations will be required or graded, and no academic credit will be awarded.  For more information, please see our Continuing Education page.

To apply, a person must submit an application form, application fee ($150.00, non-refundable), official transcript(s), and a recent photo of himself or herself.  Students may apply up to the beginning of a given semester, although early applications are highly encouraged. Admission as a non-degree student does not constitute admission to any degree program. However, if a student should later apply for admission to a degree program, course credits earned as a non-matriculated student may be applied to the degree (the maximum number of course credits applicable would vary with the degree program). The application fee for the degree would also be waived.

 

Special Instructions for Foreign Students

If you are a student outside the U.S., please make your payment online using a major credit card.  There is a processing fee of $30.00 for all checks and money orders received from foreign entities.

Students for whom English is a second language are required to submit scores from a recent TOEFL examination, unless they have completed an undergraduate degree with an English-language faculty.  Students are expected to have the ability to comprehend, speak, and write English on the graduate level.  TOEFL scores are required in the top 15% to 20% (minimum 96-120 total, or 24-30 in each of the four categories).  Our TOEFL exam code is B743.  Special attention will be given to aural comprehension and verbal expression.  In the case of heavy accents remedial work may be necessary under the aegis of the sponsoring body before beginning academic work under the PFIC.