96 Empress Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7G3
Institut de pastorale (Montreal)
2715 de la Côte Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1B6
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Contact Dr. Francis K. Peddle
Vice-President, Academic Affairs
Dominican University College was founded in Ottawa, in 1900, modeled on the study centres of the Order of Preachers, as the centre of graduate studies for Canadian Dominicans.
Holding a civil university charter since 1967, the college is open to any person interested in philosophy and theology. In Ottawa, its Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Theology offer the full range of programs, from certificate to doctorate. The Institut de pastorale, located in Montreal, offers its degrees in pastoral studies. Since spring 2012, The College has become affiliated with Carleton University.
The undergraduate program in philosophy, offered in French and in English, has a distinct character and comprises both the systematic study of the principal schools of thought as well as major philosophical themes. Likewise, the undergraduate program in theology, also offered in both languages, aims to provide a solid general education by ensuring direct contact with biblical, historical, patristic and liturgical sources.
In philosophy as well as in theology, the graduate programs favour a more advanced education, with emphasis on the improvement of work methods, on the capacity for personal reflection and on the disciplined exchange of ideas.
The Dominican University College is heir to a long university tradition. It is recognized for the quality and rigour of its intellectual instruction, for its personalized study assistance, as well as for a climate that fosters the exchange of ideas and human interaction in a closely-knit community.
The most important research areas of the college include: metaphysics, medieval philosophy and theology, continental contemporary philosophy, ecumenical theology and biblical exegesis. The research of several professors focuses on themes that are considered highly relevant in Canadian society. The College publishes a philosophical and theological journal, Science et Esprit.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $3,690
Graduate tuition fees: $3,990
International student fees 2012-13 *
Tuition fees: $5,000
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 30
Full-time (graduates): 50
Part-time (undergraduates): 5
* Source: Dominican University College