Graduate Studies

The Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is one of the premier programs to learn about the sociology of religion.

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society provides human,  social, and material resources to create a dynamic and intellectual community of scholars. The Center is devoted to an intentional formation and training of graduate students as sociologists and experts on sociology of religion, professionalization in research writing, grant writing, research projects, conference presenting, and mentoring.


Our long list of graduate student presentations and graduate student publications exemplify the quality of our program.

We offer a wide array of graduate course offerings, including many courses that incorporate the sociology of religion.

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the graduate studies program, including information about the graduate comprehensive exam in the sociology of religion.