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Thank you for your interest in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at the University of Notre Dame. The MTS 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.

Unique Breadth and Depth


The MTS is a two-year academic program that encourages students to give attention to the full range and scope of theological education so that their theological work has both breadth and depth.

It not only gives students exposure to all the major areas of theological scholarship but also requires concentrated research in at least one theological area.

Students in the MTS program also have access to the courses and faculty of other departments in the University, which enables them to envision and pursue creative research programs that link theological study to other academic areas.

Empowering Preparation

The MTS program is primarily designed to prepare students to succeed in doctoral programs in theology, religious studies, and related fields, and many of our students enter a PhD program after earning the MTS degree.

A secondary purpose of the MTS program is to provide advanced theological training for students who plan to enter a wide variety of professional careers in service to society and the Church.

Gcs 42018 1132 2 Evan GageEvan Gage '19 researched the minority Christian population of Asia Minor

"This was an incredible opportunity, not only to develop my own scholarly skills but also to be at the edge of new research in an underdeveloped field.

Notre Dame’s willingness to work with and support me in such a personalized way is not something I expected before attending, but something I am thankful to have discovered after my enrollment."