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, research, and engage in other professional activities with a world-class faculty in a variety of disciplines.

The Graduate School oversees post-baccalaureate programs in arts, engineering, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Students seeking admission to Notre Dame’s Law School, School of Architecture, or Mendoza College of Business should consult the websites of those colleges.

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

  • hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited American university or from a foreign institution of acceptable standing by the time of matriculation;
  • have earned at least a B average in your undergraduate major courses and meet the level of academic achievement that implies a developed ability for advanced study and independent scholarship;
  • 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. If you have any 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. For technical support while completing the application, please follow the “Online Support” link found at the top of each page of the application. Once submitted, the application may not be changed, although you may add recommenders. If your application materials require correction or update after you have submitted, please email the new items with an explanation to, and request that the old materials be replaced with the new. We cannot change your application after the application deadline.

Thank you for considering Notre Dame for your graduate studies.