Resources for Current Students
Below you will find links to a number of resources that will assist your work in the MTS program. All current students should read the MTS Handbook in its entirety. mtshandbook_new_version.pdf
Please contact the Director and your area advisor if you have any questions about its policies and procedures. In addition, students will find information on the MTS Colloquium (including posted documents from recent presentations), description of the MTS examinations, and a list of academic conferences and funding sources to assist students in presenting their work at professional meetings.
- Academic Reminders
- Advising Information
- Summer Language Opportunities
- MTS Colloquium on Professional Life
- Participation in Academic Conferences
- Organizing Academic Conferences
- Student Life
- Leave of Absence
- Career Opportunities
The colloquia are mandatory. Remember to register for them as a class and to attend regularly.
All M.T.S. students must pass a Graduate Reading exam, normally in either German or French, in order to graduate. Students should successfully complete the exam by the end of the third semester, so that they might focus on the comprehensive exam during their final semester. Students who already know one of these languages upon admission to the program should take the Graduate Reading exam in that language in their first semester, and acquire a second language during their time in the program, in order to pass an exam in that language as well. All students are expected to acquire reading competency in a new language during their time in the M.T.S. program.
Language exams are given in two different places each semester: German/Russian and Theology both do a Graduate Reading Exam for German, and Romance Languages. Graduate Reading Exam for French and Theology. Students may take the language exam in either of the corresponding locations.
The University offers Intensive language courses in German and French, free of tuition, every summer, with exams at the end of the course.
Students will only receive an Incomplete grade with the instructor’s approval. Once given, the Incomplete grade will average as an “F” into the students’ GPA until it is changed upon successful completion of course requirements. If those requirements are not successfully met before the end of the following semester the Incomplete grade will be changed permanently into an F.
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 links below provide detailed coursework guidelines for students studying in each of the subject areas of the MTS program.
For MTS students who may require foreign language study for a project in a current course, or one that will be taken in the following semester, opportunities are available on-campus and abroad during the summer. Students are encouraged to apply for a Graduate Student Research Award from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.
The MTS Colloquium series includes presentations on a variety of topics of professional interest to current students. Popular presentations can be accessed below.
ND Mobile Link provides essential information and services on your mobile device, with an interface optimized for on-the-go access.
Notre Dame Health Services where you will also find information on student health insurance.
The Notre Dame Graduate Student Union provides information on campus events and graduate student life at Notre Dame.
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 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.
University of Notre Dame Job Board where you will find on-campus job postings.