On the evening of Friday, May 16, Solemn Vespers and the Conferral of Degrees for nineteen students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. A crowd of faculty, staff, members of the Board of the Overseers, as well as family and friends filled the chapel.
The following degrees were conferred:
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception has introduced a new Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Thomistic Studies. The M.A. in Thomistic Studies specializes in the study of the theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas. This 36 credit-hour program is offered exclusively during the summer. The degree can be acquired over the course of four consecutive summers, with the possibility of a fifth summer for thesis development and defense. Students take two three-week courses every summer for four credits each.
Students receive an intensive formation in Aquinas’s texts and ideas, with
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.