The Dominican House of Studies, officially the Priory of the Immaculate Conception, is a community of the Province of St. Joseph of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), dedicated to the theological formation of Dominican friars and the service of the church in the Archdiocese of Washington. It serves as a formation community for Dominican candidates for Holy Orders and the Dominican cooperator brotherhood. It houses The Priory of the Immaculate Conception and The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (PFIC), an Ecclesiastical, and therefore Pontifical, Faculty of theology.
The PFIC offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), and Master of Arts (M.A.).