Law and Engineering

Degrees Offered

  • M.Eng./J.D.

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: November 1

Law and Engineering

The dual degree program in engineering and law is designed for law students who are interested in pursuing careers in areas such as patent, environmental, telecommunications, or similar law specialties. To be eligible for the master’s of engineering degree, the candidate must have a B.S. in an A.B.E.T. accredited engineering or computer science program and must also be a candidate for the juris doctor degree in the Notre Dame Law School. The master’s of engineering program is not available as an individual degree program.

Admission to the program requires a separate application to each school. Admissions decisions will be made independently by the Law School and by the Graduate School.

To apply to the Law School, or for more information, please visit or call (574) 631-6626.

For further information about the engineering program, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by call at (574) 631-7706 or by e-mail at

Cost of Living

The South Bend, Ind. area provides many amenities but one of the lowest cost-of-living rates of any major research university in the country. Learn more.