The University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is located in Notre Dame, Indiana. It is a program that is geared towards someone of any religion. The purpose of the program administered by the Department of Theology is to give students a basis to have a firm grounding in church ministry, religious teaching, or research. The programs also prepares the students for ministry work in Latin American and African countries. There are several areas that the student can concentrate on: Systematic Theology, World Religions & World Church, Christian Ethics, Christianity & Judaism, Liturgical Studies, and Christian History. Full Graduate Fellowships and stipend are available to the value of $17,000.
The full-time student PhD program by the University of Notre Dame consists of 42 credit hours. The degree does require the completion of a dissertation on a current topic within the area of concentration the student has chosen. Most students will take 4-5 years to complete the degree. At least 2 of these years, the student must be resident and attend classes. Seven candidacy examinations must be passed after the 2 years in residence.
Admissions to phd programs in theology consist of having a Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and submitting an application by January 2nd. There is only one intake during the Fall semester. Official transcripts and a copy of the GRE scores must be sent with the application. The GRE scores accepted by the university vary depending on when the person tested. Those testing after 2002, should have a cumulative score of 1200 and a 4.5 analytical score.