Thank you for your interest in pursuing graduate studies at Notre Dame, where Your Research Matters!
The University of Notre Dame Graduate School offers degree programs in engineering, humanities, science, and social sciences, as well as various professional masters degrees.
The application process requires an investment of time and resources, but careful planning can help you create an application that stands apart from the competition.
The Graduate School has separate and distinct funding models for doctoral programs, master’s programs and professional master’s programs.
Admission requirements for international students are exactly the same as for United States citizens, with one important additional requirement: international students whose native language is not English must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to demonstrate language proficiency.
Frequently asked questions for Master’s and PhD applicants may be found on our FAQ page.
To start your Graduate School application, create an application account.
Upon creation of an account, you will receive a temporary PIN via email. (Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you do not see the email.) Log in to the Graduate School Application the temporary PIN and your birth date. Once logged in, you will be prompted to create a password. Use this password along with your email address in subsequent logins.