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Preaching Racial Justice Panel Event

Join us March 7, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. (in person at Aquinas or on Zoom) for a can't-miss event, as we host a panel discussion regarding the book Preaching Racial Justice.

The panel will consist of the three editors of the book--Fr. Gregory Heille, OP; Fr. Maurice Nutt, CSsR (DMin '00); and Dr. Deborah Wilhelm (DMin '12)--who will be joined by Aquinas alumna Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker (DMin '10). There will also be an opportunity for questions and a community discussion.



Commencement Pictures Now Available

Baccalaureate and Commencement pictures for 2022 and 2023 are now available at the links below. Aquinas would like to acknowledge Barlow Photography for their wonderful photos and assistance in making these available.


2022 Photos

2023 Photos

First Friday Series: Thomas Aquinas Then & Now

Join us as we celebrate and explore the legacy and teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas Aquinas: Then & Now will explore how the philosophy of this Dominican saint can help us live a life of fulfilling discipleship in the modern age. Together, we will look into St. Thomas' life, theology, and legacy while building community with our fellow local Catholics.

Dates: March 8 (okay, this is the second Friday), April 5, and May 3 (for topics, please click to learn more below)

Lunch will be served at each session. All are welcome.


Health Care Mission Information Session

Register now to learn more about the updated Health Care Mission program through the Ashley-O'Rourke Center at Aquinas Institute of Theology!

Next Online Info Session:
Monday, February 19, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.



Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program Information Session

The Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (DMin) program assists skilled preachers wishing to pursue advanced professional formation as leaders in a wide range of Gospel ministries in the United States and around the world.

Join us at the information session below to learn more about this degree opportunity and how it can help you!

Next Online Info Session:
Friday, March 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. (CST)



Part of the world-wide Order of Preachers and following in the footsteps of Saint Dominic, we are a Catholic, Dominican, graduate school of theology in Saint Louis Missouri. We send out graduates, lay and religious, grounded in the teachings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, to preach the gospel in word and deed. 

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By The Numbers


Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Aquinas Institute believes in a small community where teachers, laypersons and friars can learn side-by-side, using discussion and collaboration as tools to best find the truth.

$2.75 million

Received in Grant Money

Aquinas Institute has launched the Center for Community Engagement and Evangelization as well as the New Frontiers in Preaching program with grant money provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc. These programs allow Aquinas to not only teach graduate students, but to provide lifelong learning opportunities as well.


Nearly 2,000 Alumni Around the World

Aquinas alumni have served as hospital chaplains, non-profit executives, youth ministers, theology teachers, academic administrators, college professors, social justice advocates, and more.


Year Aquinas Institute of Theology was founded

Aquinas Institute of Theology has been educating graduate students in the discipline of theology for almost 100 years.


Academic programs offered, from degree programs to graduate certificate options

Graduate degree programs at Aquinas include a Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, and a Master of Divinity, the country's only Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, and the only Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd degree of its kind.


Fully Funded Aquinas Scholarships

Available for full-time students in any of the "Core Three" programs: MA in Theology, MA in Pastoral Studies, or Master of Divinity.


Dominican Provinces served

Aquinas Institute is designated as the Center for Institutional Studies by the Order of Preachers and is sponsored by the Dominican Central Province of St. Albert the Great in partnership with Dominican Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres.