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Apply to the Echo Graduate Service Program at the University of Notre Dame

An invitation to apply for the Echo Graduate Service Program at the University of Notre Dame

“Dear Sister Gina,

We are writing today to share a transformative service-learning opportunity for young adults from our McGrath colleagues in the Echo Graduate Service Program. Echo offers young adults (generally 20-30 years of age) the opportunity to serve the Church in parishes and schools across the US and Ireland (and live in intentional faith communities) while working on a MA Theology degree tuition-free through Notre Dame. We know many of you are familiar with the program, but wanted to share the news that they have extended their application deadline for their next cohort until January 26th.

STEP at Notre Dame”

Watch the introduction video below from Scott Boyle

Forming lay leaders for service in the Church Earn a Master of Arts in Theology at the University of Notre Dame while serving in a parish or school in one of the Echo partner dioceses located throughout the United States. Echo students benefit from a robust formation program that integrates their work, study, and life of faith to serve the Church, explore a career in ministry, all while growing as a disciple and leader in catechesis and evangelization.

Study theology for two summers on campus at Notre Dame

Work full-time during the academic year in a Catholic parish or school while taking courses online

Engage in intellectual, human, and spiritual formation in community

Receive a competitive stipend, housing, and health insurance benefits (basic medical, no vision or dental)

If you have a candidate you’d like to nominate for this program, please fill out this form here. 

Apply by January 26th! Please direct any questions to Scott at


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