Master of Divinity


Words of Invitation and Welcome 

In our baptism, all Christians are invited to make God known, loved, and served in this world, and we will each do so in our own unique way. Some are called to serve the Church and the people of this world more formally as ministers proclaiming the word and bringing healing and hope to all they encounter. Such service often requires us to enter a rigorous, thoughtful, and comprehensive preparation for ministry; to slow down and draw deeply from the Church’s well of scripture and tradition.

The University of Notre Dame has offered such ministerial preparation since September 1968. Today, the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree stands as one of the premier ministry preparations in North America.

Rooted in rigorous theological coursework, the MDiv is a professional degree that prepares students for effective ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Our comprehensive three-year curriculum couples studies in Scripture, systematic theology, liturgy, and Christian ethics with various field experiences, extensive pastoral preparation, and meaningful personal formation. This integration produces a comprehensive and enriching preparation for service to the People of God.

theo_apply_now  Applications due January 15!

Invited Campus Visits and Interviews: Feb. 15-17; Feb. 22-24

What Are the Benefits of Preparing for Ministry at Notre Dame?

To those considering ministry:

To mentors of tomorrow’s ministers:

How to Apply

Visit our application and admissions page for full details. 

Prospective students must 1) file a pre-application form directly with the MDiv program, and 2) apply to the Graduate School using their online application


If you would like to receive information on the MDiv Program call us at (574) 631-4256, email or write to us at:

University of Notre Dame
Master of Divinity Program
130 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4619