Master of Theological Studies

Welcome from the Director

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Director, Master of Theological Studies Program

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) program in the Department of Theology, at the University of Notre Dame.  The M.T.S. program offers students the opportunity to pursue rigorous and critical theological study in the context of a collegial community of faculty and students from diverse ecclesial and cultural backgrounds. 

The M.T.S. program is designed to prepare students to succeed in doctoral programs in theology, religious studies, and related fields, and we enjoy an excellent record of achievement in this area.  Students have the opportunity to study with top professors in their respective fields while simultaneously engaging in conversation across our five areas: Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Liturgical Studies, Moral Theology, and Systematic Theology.  The faculty of the Department of Theology is one of the largest and most accomplished theological faculties in the country, and its members are distinguished by their extraordinary ability to carry on active research and teaching programs while serving as conscientious mentors for their students.  Students in the M.T.S. program also have access to the courses and faculty of other departments in the University, which enable them to envision and pursue creative research programs that link theological study to other academic areas.

In my role as director, I am ably assisted by our program administrator and by various colleagues who serve as area advisors for students in the different areas.  If you have questions about which area of study is the best fit for you, or if you would like to know more about the work of faculty and students in these areas, I encourage you to contact the area advisors.  If you have questions about the logistics of the program or the process of application, please our program administrator or me.

You will find more information about our program, course offerings, student life, and placement of our graduates in this website.  Please contact me if you have additional questions that are not answered in what we have provided. Thank you again for your interest in the program and we look forward to hearing from you.

Program Coordinator and Faculty Advisors

Cheron Price



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Program Coordinator

Abraham Winitzer
Biblical Studies

David Clairmont
World Religions World Church Advisor

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William Mattison3

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Kimberly Belcher
Liturgical Studies Advisor
William Mattison
Moral Theology Advisor

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Yury P. Avvakumov
History of Christianity Advisor

Kenneth Oakes
Systematic Theology