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Advent Vespers and President's Holiday Reception

The holidays are a time of faith and community, and we want to spend them with our extended Aquinas community. Please join us on Sunday, December 10 at 4 p.m. for one of our most beautiful annual traditions--Advent Vespers. We welcome you to stay and enjoy the President's Holiday Reception.


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:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information on the program or about how to register, contact

Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (DMin) Program Information Session
Fr. Paul Whittington, OP, gave a masterclass in preaching at this year's Great Preacher Award. Want to know how you can become a truly exceptional preacher? Join us on December 13 to take the first steps.
Next Online Info Session:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 4 p.m.
For more information, or to register for the information session please contact


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.