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Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, where more than 1,900 talented students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds study, engage in research and participate in professional development activities with a world-class faculty and staff in a variety of disciplines.

To be considered for admission to the Graduate School, you must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent1
  • have earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your undergraduate degree
  • complete and electronically submit the secure online application form
  • submit all required fees, test scores, and additional materials before the specified departmental deadline.

Please read all instructions carefully before completing and submitting your application. For commonly asked questions, please refer to our FAQ page. For any additional questions about the application prior to applying, please contact the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions at

To request more information about a specific program or programs, please use the online form.

If you are ready to begin, click here to start your application. Once submitted, the application may not be changed, however, you may upload recommenders.

Thank you for considering Notre Dame for your graduate studies.

1 Applicants for admission must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited American college or university; or from a foreign institution of acceptable standing and accredited by the governing educational body of the country by the time of graduate matriculation. If at that time an admitted applicant does not hold a bachelor’s degree, the Graduate School admission is void.