Application Requirements

Required application materials must be attached to your online application. Test scores should be ordered and sent by the testing service to the University of Notre Dame, institution code 1841.

Please review the following guidelines to ensure that you submit all required materials.

Degree-Seeking Applicants:

  • Complete and electronically submit the online application form.
  • Submit a statement of intent through the online application system.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae or résumé through the online application.
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online recommendation system associated with the online application.
  • Submit the application fee by credit card, check, or money order using the payment system associated with the online application.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution (upload through the online application).
  • Arrange for the submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores. The scores reported must result from a test taken within the last five years. To expedite the review process, you may also upload preliminary (unofficial) scores, if available.
  • Arrange for the submission of official GRE Subject Test scores if required by the department. The scores reported must result from a test taken within the last five years. To expedite the review process, you may also upload preliminary (unofficial) scores, if available.
  • International students whose native language or language of college instruction is not English must arrange for the submission of official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate language proficiency. The scores reported must result from a test taken within the last two years. To expedite the review process, you may also upload preliminary (unofficial) scores, if available.
  • If you have questions about the required materials or preparing your application, consult the Admissions FAQ.

Non-Degree Applicants:

  • Complete and electronically submit the online application form.
  • Submit the application fee by credit card, check, or money order using the payment system associated with the online application.
  • Submit a statement of intent through the online application.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae or résumé through the online application.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution (upload through the online application).
  • If you have questions about the required materials or preparing your application, consult the Admissions FAQ.

Special Departmental Requirements:

Some programs require additional materials such as writing samples and portfolios.

Please consult your prospective department for additional requirements and be sure to submit each additional item. Writing samples should be attached electronically to the online application through the Uploads section.

International Applicants:

In addition to the requirements listed for degree or non-degree applicants above, international students must upload an original-language and an English translation of each transcript.

Non-native English Speakers:

Non-native English speakers must also order official TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Joint Degree Applicants:

An applicant who seeks to earn a joint degree must submit a separate and complete application to each program and be accepted by both.

The relevant departments must agree upon a plan of study defining what will constitute the joint degree program, and the written plan must be approved by the Graduate School’s associate dean of students before the student may be admitted to begin the program. If you are considering such an application, please contact the Graduate School for further information.