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.



University Requirements

2023 Confronting Cultural Change 1200

Confronting Cultural Change: Divinity students seek intercultural competency to improve ministry

Students in Notre Dame's Master of Divinity program cited a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe as the emotional highlight of their pilgrimage to Mexico City.

Cross And Clouds Feature

Lilly Endowment makes $7.9 million grant to help Notre Dame and Boston College grow US Hispanic Catholic pastoral leaders

Lilly Endowment Inc. has made a $7.9 million grant to the University of Notre Dame, which will partner with Boston College in leading Haciendo Caminos. The collaborative initiative will bring together 16 other Catholic institutions to form at least 100 of the next generation of Hispanic Catholic pastoral leaders in the United States.


Major in Theology

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

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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.