Faith Seeking Understanding

The Department of Theology is at the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.


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Department of Theology awarded top ranking

University of Notre Dame ranked #1 for Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies in 2020 QS World University Rankings

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World Religions World Church Program launches new podcast, Minding Scripture

Minding Scripture is a podcast where scholars meet in friendship to discuss views that unite and separate Jews, Christians, and Muslims.


Major in Theology

Encounter the great questions of life: What is truth? What is justice? What happens after death?

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Apply for Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer Notre Dame’s distinctive combination of resources in teaching, research, the dynamic life of a supportive academic community, and a well-rounded, person-centered preparation for service to the Church and the Academy.