The School of Theology and Religious Studies is uniquely positioned to play a crucial role in renewing the Church founded by Jesus Christ, re-envisioning the presence of the Catholic faith in everyday life.
With a rich tradition of academic and research excellence that spans more than 130 years, the School forms the bedrock of our learning community, giving life to the conviction that there is no conflict between faith and the pursuit of truth through reason. Our mission to educate and train the lay and clerical leaders of tomorrow comes directly from the heart of the Church. Our work extends to undergraduates across the University, as we offer them the opportunity to explore and develop their relationship with God in a Catholic context.
Institute for Eastern Christianity
Guided and inspired by an exceptional scholar holding a new endowed chair in one of its disciplines, the Institute will sponsor and coordinate rigorous scholarly inquiry into the distinct histories, languages, and cultures of the Christian communities of the East.
Centers for Interreligious Dialogue and Jewish Studies
These new Centers will enhance the engagement of the Roman Catholic Church in dialogue with other religions, and led by internationally respected scholars recruited to fill new endowed faculty positions, will embrace a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of historic and modern Jewish and Israeli spiritual and cultural life.
New Undergraduate Scholarships
Enhanced scholarship resources will help close the funding gap for highly qualified prospective students and serve as a vital recruitment tool as the School works to sustainably form up its undergraduate student body.
New Graduate Stipends
New financial support for graduate study will help the School attract and retain the most highly qualified doctoral students, and ensure consistency in the size of our graduate student body.