The Graduate School is responsible for broad policies and procedures governing post-baccalaureate programs in engineering, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Notre Dame’s programs in law, business and architecture are administered separately.
At the start of the 2012–13 academic year, the Graduate School enrolled 2,163 advanced students in engineering, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. About 74 percent of this number were enrolled as Ph.D. students.
|Distribution of Students||Master’s||Ph.D.|
|Humanities Doctoral Programs||384|
|Soc. Sci Doctoral Programs||243|
|Master’s Only Programs||511|
|2012 Total: 2,163; Women 41% (885/2163); International 25% (546/2163)|
Almost all Notre Dame graduate students in good standing received tuition scholarships. Almost all incoming doctoral students received multi-year assistantships or fellowships that provided stipends, and more than 72% receive summer support.
The University awarded 390 master’s degrees and 208 Ph.D. degrees during the 2011–12 academic year.
Time to Degree
Average time to the Ph.D. was 6.1 years, ranging from 5.7 years for engineers to 6.8 years for students in the humanities and social sciences. This is at least a year less than national averages.
Admission Profile for Fall 2012
The Graduate School received 5,626 applications, including 4,204 doctoral applications, for Fall 2012. Approximately 16 percent of applicants were admitted, of which 51 percent (311 doctoral and 153 master’s students) confirmed their intent to enroll.
Objective Scores for Fall 2012
|Program||U.S. Undergraduate GPA||GRE Verbal||GRE Quantitative||GRE Analytic Writing|
|Social Sciences Ph.D.||3.73||627||732||4.7|