The Notre Dame/Our Sunday Visitor Theological Studies Program
Diocesan religion teachers, DREs, youth ministers and other professional catechetical parish ministers are eligible to pursue a Master of Arts (Theology) degree through the University of Notre Dame under a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
Currently there are more than 60 teachers, catechists, pastoral associates and others in parish ministries who have obtained their degree through the Program.
Successful applicants to the program will be required to complete 42 credit hours and a Comprehensive Examination in order to earn a degree. These courses are offered in South Bend and Fort Wayne during the school year. Additional courses can be taken through Step ND and by attending summer session on the Notre Dame campus. The Program can take up to seven years to complete; six years for classes and one-year preparation for a written and oral examination.
An application for the program and an authorization of release of information form can be found here.
Please contact Jonathan Kaltenbach, Ph.D., at email@example.com or by telephone at (574)234-0684.
The Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend would like to thank Our Sunday Visitor Institute for their generous funding without which this program would not be possible.