The Early Christian Studies program at University of Notre Dame is designed to prepare beginning graduate students for the advanced study of early Christianity and late antiquity in various disciplines and areas of interest.
An Excellent Placement Record
85% of graduates from the Early Christian Studies Program have gone on to top-ranked Ph.D. programs. Among the universities where ECS alumni have earned doctoral degrees or are currently students are Berkeley, Brown, Columbia, Catholic University of America, Chicago, Duke, Marquette, New York University, Oxford, Princeton, Princeton Theological Seminary, UCLA, and, of course, Notre Dame.
Graduates of the ECS program have entered doctoral programs in a large number of different fields of study, including Ancient History, Armenian Studies, Classics, Early Christianity, Historical Theology, History, History of Christianity, Late Antiquity, Literature, Liturgical Studies, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, New Testament, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Patristics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Syriac Studies, and Theology.
A Rigorous and Flexible Curriculum:
- The program is multidisciplinary in its course offerings but interdisciplinary in its basic orientation. It provides training in philology, theology, history, liturgy, art history and philosophy.
- In addition, students pursue advanced studies in at least two ancient languages relevant for early Christianity (typically, Latin and/or Greek and/or Syriac and/or Hebrew and/or Arabic). Each student develops a curriculum to meet individual needs in consultation with the director of the ECS program and other faculty advisers.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology General Studies & Classics View 143 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United States
Online Application Form: to be found here, and completed and submitted electronically
Statement of Intent: to be attached to your Online Application Form
Curriculum Vitae or Résumé: to be attached to your Online Application Form
Three Letters of Recommendation: to be submitted by the recommender via the online recommendation system associated with the online application
Application Fee: to be submitted via credit card, check, or money order using the payment system associated with the Online Application Form
International58590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 58590 USD per year during 24 months.
National58590 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 58590 USD per year during 24 months.
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