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.

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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
  • CV or resume
  • unofficial transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • English proficiency examination (if applicable).

Meet our Faculty


“As important as the New Testament text is, it comes to life only when it is placed within a community and a society of other people.”
— John Fitzgerald, on the New Testament and early Christianity within the Greco-Roman world

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Learn more about our world-class faculty and watch videos of classes, lectures and faculty accomplishments.