Theology: PhD

Graduate Program in Theology

Jan. 2
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

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.

Updated: 8/31

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • A master's degree (or the equivalent) in this field

Matthew Ashley
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-4254