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- 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
- 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.
- Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
- Hesburgh Library
- Institute for Church Life
- Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
- Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Medieval Institute
- Nanovic Institute for European Studies
- Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
- Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies, Jerusalem
Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone: (574) 631-5732
Cost of Living
The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.
Prof. O’Regan specializes in systematic and historical theology, with specific teaching and research interests in the intersection of continental philosophy and theology, religion and literature, mystical theology, and postmodern thought. Learn More.
An ordained Episcopal priest, Fr. Cover’s research interests include Philo of Alexandria, the Gospels, and Paul. Learn More.
Victor Carmona is examining the United States’ immigration policy from the perspective of Christian understanding of partiality of neighborly love. Learn More.
Jeffrey Wickes is studying the history, languages, and theological lives of Christians who speak Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. Learn More.
Albertus Horsting has been awarded a prestigious Rome Prize fellowship for his research on a 5th-century book of poems by Prosper of Aquitane, known as St. Augustine’s greatest promoter and defender. Learn More.