Resources for Prospective Students
Courses in the MTS program are offered within five areas of concentration: Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, and Liturgical Studies. Students are required to develop a foundational knowledge in all five areas while pursuing specialization in the area of their choice. For more information on the requirements of the MTS degree, please visit the Program of Study page. Regularly offered courses cover a variety of rich theological topics. General course information and links to past semester course offerings are available on the Courses page. Summer language study opportunities are available on campus and abroad. For more information, visit our Summer Languages page.
Notre Dame is a welcoming community built on faith, scholarship and collegiality. Students will find the campus and the surrounding area to be a comfortable and enriching area in which to pursue their studies. There are many campus resources to help students develop academically and socially during their time at the University.
The Graduate Theological Society is the student organization representing the graduate students in the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame.
The Notre Dame Graduate Student Union provides information on campus events and graduate student life at Notre Dame.
The Graduate School provides information for international students interested in study at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame offers a wide variety of housing options, both on campus and off. Residence Life provides detailed information regarding on-campus housing. Off-Campus Connector provides students with information about housing opportunities in the surrounding community. In general, cost of living in the South Bend area is extremely affordable for students.
We do not require any M.T.S. student to work as a teaching assistant since we would like their focus to be on course work and preparation for their future. However, opportunities are available for most M.T.S. students to serve as a paid teaching assistant or research assistant during one semester of the program, ordinarily during the fall semester of the second year. Students may seek other part-time jobs in a research capacity or in other capacities on or off campus, although a student may not work more than twelve hours/week. We do not arrange employment for our students but there are a number of opportunities for work on campus.
The Notre Dame Career Center provides help with graduate students seeking placement in either academic or non-academic fields. Their website includes a link (top right of the page) to "Go Irish", Notre Dame's job bank.
The University of Notre Dame Job Board is where you will find on-campus job postings.