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

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • 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
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6 PM

    Muslim Philosophers and the Christian Middle Ages

    Prof. Thérèse Cory (Notre Dame)

    University of Oklahoma, Nielsen Hall 170

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at OU

  • Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM

    Evil: The Great Accuser of God’s Existence

    Fr. John Harris, O.P.

    University College Dublin, Room B101 in the Newman Building

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Newman Society at UCD.

  • Thursday, October 19, 6 PM

    Understanding Nietzsche’s Postmodern Critique of Christianity

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard University, Emerson 108 in Harvard Yard

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy

  • Thursday, October 19, 7 PM

    Blinded by Scientism? The Proper Role-and Limits-of Science in the Quest for Truth

    Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)

    U.C. Berkeley, Barrows 166

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at UC Berkeley

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 20, 12:30 PM

    Where Rights Come From and What They Mean for Healthcare

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard Medical School (final room location TBA)

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Students Association

  • 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

  • Monday, November 6, 3:30 PM

    Reading Between the Lines: Neglected Notation in Dominican Mass Manuscripts

    Dr. Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick)

    Aquin Hall, PFIC

  • 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.

  • Thursday, November 9, 7 PM

    Does God Exist? An Argument for God’s Existence from Thomas Aquinas

    Fr. James Brent, O.P. (PFIC)

    JMHI Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB)

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute

  • 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

  • Saturday, December 9, 12 PM

    The Virgin Mary: Full of Grace and Mother of God

    Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, December 11

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 12, 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

  • 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 begin the application process by completing the information at the bottom of this page. 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.

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 (see bottom of this page), 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.

 

Beginning An Application

To begin an application, please fill out the form below: