Graduate Programs

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The Department of Theology offers graduate students a choice of five outstanding degree-granting programs.

All five 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. All five of our graduate programs are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

Our Graduate Programs

Through the University's Department of Classics, students may also pursue an M.A. degree in Early Christian Studies.

Apply Now

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Visit the Graduate School's website to fill out the online application. Required components of the application include: three letters of recommendation, a statement of intent, a CV or resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and an English proficiency examination (if applicable).  

Meet our Faculty

Visit our Faculty listing page to learn more about our world-class faculty. For video footage of classes, lectures and faculty accomplishments, visit our YouTube page. Below, watch a profile of Prof. John T. Fitzgerald, who specializes in the New Testament and early Christianity within the Greco-Roman world.