Theology: Ph.D.

On the Web

Department of Theology Website
Ph.D. Program Information

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • A master’s degree in theology, or the equivalent
  • A writing sample is strongly recommended
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 2


The Notre Dame doctoral program in theology is a premier program for Roman Catholic and ecumenical theological study. We offer a collegial and challenging program, in which students work closely with world-class scholars, innovative younger faculty, and one another to develop into mature scholars and teachers. Areas of focus include Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, The History of Christianity, Liturgical studies, Moral Theology/Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology, and World Religions and World Church. The doctoral program places a very high percentage of its graduates in tenure-track, academic positions. Read more about graduate studies in Theology at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics



Director of Graduate Studies
Gerald McKenny
Telephone: (574) 631-4254

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
Professional Development

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