About ND HPS

Our doctoral program offers graduate-level instruction leading to a discipline-based HPS Ph.D. (philosophy, history, theology).

We offer a distinctive, inter-departmental doctoral program which prepares graduates to succeed in a wide range of professions and research activities, from professorships and administration in academia to science journalism and positions in museums, libraries, and publishing houses. We also offer a concurrent masters to students enrolled for a Ph.D. in another Notre Dame program.

Faculty members are drawn from a variety of departments including history, philosophy, theology, English, and the program of liberal studies. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the humanities and sciences, and take their HPS expertise on into positions in academia and elsewhere (see our alumni page).

We are proud of our unique inter-departmental program. Here are some activities that you can take part in.