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THANK YOU so much for partnering with us to shape the future of the Catholic Church. Give STL Day was such a success! Due to your generosity, we raised more than $34,000!

The administration, faculty, staff, and students at Aquinas are so grateful to you for your continuing support of our mission!


Please join us in congratulating Aquinas Institute's
Class of 2024!

We can't wait to see what is in store for our graduates!

The Aquinas Way Latest Edition Is Here!

Check out our most recent edition of The Aquinas Way! This issue is focused, appropriately enough given the time of year, on the Dominican pillar of prayer.

Inside you will find articles such as Fr. Charlie Bouchard's "A Life Lived in Prayer," profiles on several Aquinas community members and their prayer journeys, and "The Atrium as a Place of Prayer," which focuses on the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (MAPS-CGS) program.




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.