Programs

The University of Notre Dame offers post-baccalaureate degrees in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, and the Keough School of Global Affairs. Most doctoral programs admit students primarily to the PhD program, although a master’s degree may be earned on the way to the PhD.

Advanced degrees in architecture, law, and business are administered separately by the School of ArchitectureLaw School and Mendoza College of Business, respectively.

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  • ACE: Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program: MAEL

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    ACE: Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program: MAEL

    Graduate Program in Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Educational Leadership
    Residency
    Summer only

    Program Handbook

    Entry into the MA program in education is contingent upon admission to the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. For more information, visit the ACE website.

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

    Gail Mayotte
    Academic Director, M.Ed. Program
    Phone: (574) 631-7052
    Email: gmayotte@nd.edu

    https://ace.nd.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates

  • ACE: Teaching Fellows: MEd

    Deadline: Jan. 23

    ACE: Teaching Fellows: MEd

    Graduate Program in Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

    Deadline
    Jan. 23
    Degree
    Master of Education
    Residency
    Summer only

    Program Handbook

    Entry into the MEd program in education is contingent upon admission to the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. For more information, visit the ACE website.

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

    Melodie Wyttenback
    Academic Director, MAEL program
    Phone: (574) 631-7052
    Email: mwyttenb@nd.edu

    https://ace.nd.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering: PhD

    Deadline: Feb 1; Nov.1

    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering: PhD

    Graduate Program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Deadline
    Feb 1; Nov.1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    Through a combination of coursework and research, graduate students in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering program explore such areas as flow physics and controls; biomedical science and engineering; mechanics, computation, and design; and energy and thermosciences. Students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and leading, innovative research techniques. Students, faculty, and alumni publish regularly in leading engineering publications.

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

    David Go
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8394
    Email: dgo@nd.edu

    https://ame.nd.edu/graduate-programs

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  • Aerospace Engineering: MSAE

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Aerospace Engineering: MSAE

    Graduate Program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    Through a combination of coursework and research, graduate students in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering program explore such areas as flow physics and controls; biomedical science and engineering; mechanics, computation, and design; and energy and thermosciences. Students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and leading, innovative research techniques. Students, faculty, and alumni publish regularly in leading engineering publications.

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

    David Go
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8394
    Email: dgo@nd.edu

    https://ame.nd.edu/graduate-programs

  • Anthropology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Anthropology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Anthropology

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD in Anthropology focuses on Integrative Anthropology; by this, we mean integration of anthropological perspectives (beyond what is usually considered the "four-field" approach), integration of theory and application, integration of teaching, research, and ethics, and integration of anthropology with other resources and scholars on campus and elsewhere. Students will learn to use multiple approaches to understanding humanity and its diversity and to address big questions in an inquiry-based fashion. We inculcate respect for divergent intellectual approaches, civil exchange, and an ethical orientation. Through a professionalization and apprenticeship approach, graduates will be prepared to take their place as scholar-teacher-practitioners in or out of the academy in the twenty-first century.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Vania Smith-Oka
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7269
    Email: vsmithok@nd.edu

    https://anthropology.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: MS

    Deadline: Mar. 28

    Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: MS

    Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

    Deadline
    Mar. 28
    Degree
    Master of Science (Professional)
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The computational finance specialty of the Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics trains students in the mathematical, statistical and computational tools used today in the financial industry. The program's specially designed curriculum teaches both sophisticated analytical skills and practical problem-solving talents. Capstone project work and training in business communications will help students become effective employees soon after they are hired.

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

    Steven Buechler
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8630
    Email: buechler.1@nd.edu

    https://acms.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 10

    Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: PhD

    Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

    Deadline
    Jan. 10
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) supports a collaborative approach to research by preparing and empowering students with deep domain knowledge in mathematics and statistics to apply their expertise in a variety of fields — opening up opportunities for them to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and impact critical problems in the natural and social sciences, technology, and beyond.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Fang Liu
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-0895
    Email: fang.liu.131@nd.edu

    https://acms.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

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  • Biochemistry: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Biochemistry: PhD

    Graduate Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is characterized by an unsurpassed commitment to the development of our graduate students into well-rounded scientists who can take on leadership roles in industry, academia, or government. The commitment is made possible through world-class faculty, outstanding facilities, extensive research and teaching opportunities, and relationships with other domestic and international programs. An interdisciplinary approach allows our department to foster nearly limitless student interests.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Brandon Ashfeld
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-1727
    Email: bashfeld@nd.edu

    Haifeng Gao
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-0977
    Email: hgao@nd.edu

    https://chemistry.nd.edu/graduate/

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  • Bioengineering: PhD

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Bioengineering: PhD

    Graduate Program in Bioengineering

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Bioengineering program is an interdisciplinary program that involves faculty from all five engineering departments, along with faculty of the Biological Sciences department. The program provides an environment for students to receive training in a wide range of engineering and biological fields. Training for most students culminates in careers in biomedical research.

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

    Glen L. Niebur
    Program Director
    Phone: (574) 631-3327
    Email: bioeng@nd.edu

    https://bme.nd.edu/

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  • Biological Sciences: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 1; Nov. 1

    Biological Sciences: PhD

    Graduate Program in Biological Sciences

    Deadline
    Dec. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Biological Sciences is the focal point for research in the Life Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The Graduate Program in Biological Sciences encompasses the broad scope of biological inquiry with several areas of study in the Biomedical Sciences, Global Health, and Ecology, Evolution & the Environment (EEE). This uncommon level of wide-ranging yet integrative biological inquiry provides an extraordinary environment for learning, innovation and collaboration.

     

    The program provides a wide choice of faculty advisors, many of who lead their disciplines by serving as officers of professional societies, on journal editorial boards, study sections, scientific advisory boards and as consultants for various organizations. This vibrant research community continues to expand its faculty, both within the department and with associated faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend adjacent to the Notre Dame campus, and other departments at Notre Dame.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution
    Contact:

    Rebecca Wingert
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6552
    Email: biology@nd.edu

    https://biology.nd.edu/graduate/graduate-studies-overview/

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  • Biophysics: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Biophysics: PhD

    Graduate Program in Biophysics

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The Biophysics PhD program offers the opportunity for inter- and multi-disciplinary research in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and biological sciences in an exploration of our experimental and theoretical understanding of how biology works at the molecular level. Students will have the opportunity to perform 3 rotations in their first year, before choosing their research advisor(s) and matriculating into a department in their second academic year.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Patricia Clark
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574)-631-8353
    Email: pclark1@nd.edu

    https://biophysics.nd.edu

  • Chemical Engineering: MSChE

    Deadline: Jan. 15; Oct. 1

    Chemical Engineering: MSChE

    Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Deadline
    Jan. 15; Oct. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    Graduate students in Notre Dame's highly ranked Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department learn from more than 17 faculty members, all of whom are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Faculty research interests are diverse and include the broad areas of bioengineering, energy and sustainability, theory and simulation, micro- and nanofluidics, and materials and nanotechnology.

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

    Basar Bilgicer
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-1429
    Email: bbilgicer@nd.edu

    Jason Hicks
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5580
    Email: cbe@nd.edu

    https://cbe.nd.edu/graduate-program

  • Chemical Engineering: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15; Oct. 1

    Chemical Engineering: PhD

    Graduate Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    Deadline
    Jan. 15; Oct. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    Graduate students in Notre Dame’s highly ranked Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department learn from more than 17 faculty members, all of whom are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Faculty research interests are diverse and include the broad areas of bioengineering, energy and sustainability, theory and simulation, micro- and nanofluidics, and materials and nanotechnology.

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

    Basar Bilgicer
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-1429
    Email: bbilgicer@nd.edu

    Jason Hicks
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5580
    Email: cbe@nd.edu

    https://cbe.nd.edu/graduate-program

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  • Chemistry: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15; Nov. 1

    Chemistry: PhD

    Graduate Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Deadline
    Jan. 15; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is characterized by an unsurpassed commitment to the development of our graduate students into well-rounded scientists who can take on leadership roles in industry, academia, or government. The commitment is made possible through world-class faculty, outstanding facilities, extensive research and teaching opportunities, and relationships with other domestic and international programs. An interdisciplinary approach allows our department to foster nearly limitless student interests.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Brandon Ashfeld
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-1727
    Email: bashfeld@nd.edu

    Haifeng Gao
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-0977
    Email: hgao@nd.edu

    https://chemistry.nd.edu/graduate/

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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences: PhD

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences: PhD

    Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences has a vibrant research program encompassing four broad areas: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Geosciences, and Structural Engineering. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, which we use to address many of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary character in research and education provides an unparalleled learning environment.

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

    Antonio Simonetti
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5381
    Email: ceees@nd.edu

    https://ceees.nd.edu/graduate

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  • Civil Engineering: MSCE

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Civil Engineering: MSCE

    Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences has a vibrant research program encompassing four broad areas: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Geosciences, and Structural Engineering. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, which we use to address many of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary character in research and education provides an unparalleled learning environment.

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

    Antonio Simonetti
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5381
    Email: ceees@nd.edu

    https://ceees.nd.edu/graduate

  • Classics: MA

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Classics: MA

    Graduate Program in Classics

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The M.A. in Classics program is a rich program offering specialties in Greek and Roman literature, culture, history, linguistics, and archeology, ranging from Archaic Greek through Late Antiquity. In conversation with programs in Early Christian Studies, the Medieval Institute, Literature, and Philosophy, the program aims to prepare students for further doctoral work in this range of studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    • A list of all texts read in the original Latin or Greek
    Contact:

    Christopher Baron
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7195
    Email: classics@nd.edu

    https://classics.nd.edu/graduate-students/

  • Computational Science and Engineering: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Computational Science and Engineering: Minor

    Graduate Program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    High Performance Computations have been identified as a major competitive advantage for institutions and corporations and individuals possessing the necessary skills can expect exciting and rewarding career opportunities. The Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering is designed to allow doctoral students finishing graduate work that involves high performance computing to add a credential to their degree, acknowledging their expertise in the area.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Nancy Davis
    Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4379
    Email: ndavis@nd.edu

    https://ame.nd.edu/graduate-programs

  • Computer Science and Engineering: MSCSE

    Deadline: Dec. 15; Oct. 15

    Computer Science and Engineering: MSCSE

    Graduate Program in Computer Science and Engineering

    Deadline
    Dec. 15; Oct. 15
    Degree
    Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Computer Science and Engineering program emphasizes research of the highest technical quality that also serves to improve the quality of life. Our research areas include AI and machine learning,  algorithms and theory, assistive technology, computer architecture and nanotechnology; computer vision, medical imaging and biometrics, digital humanities, human computer interaction, natural language processing; network and data science, scientific and high performance computing; security, privacy and cryptography; software engineering, visualization and visual analytics, wireless, mobile, and embedded systems. The PhD program is focused on research and leads to a research career in the academy, industry, or government. Students in the PhD program are generally supported as research or teaching assistants, take classes part-time, and focus on research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The PhD degree can be completed in three to five years, and is open to students with either a B.S. or M.S. degree.

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

    Joyce Yeats
    Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8802
    Email: cse-grad-info@nd.edu

    https://cse.nd.edu/grads

  • Computer Science and Engineering: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15; Oct. 15

    Computer Science and Engineering: PhD

    Graduate Program in Computer Science and Engineering

    Deadline
    Dec. 15; Oct. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Computer Science and Engineering program emphasizes research of the highest technical quality that also serves to improve the quality of life. Our research areas include AI and machine learning,  algorithms and theory, assistive technology, computer architecture and nanotechnology; computer vision, medical imaging and biometrics, digital humanities, human computer interaction, natural language processing; network and data science, scientific and high performance computing; security, privacy and cryptography; software engineering, visualization and visual analytics, wireless, mobile, and embedded systems. The PhD program is focused on research and leads to a research career in the academy, industry, or government. Students in the PhD program are generally supported as research or teaching assistants, take classes part-time, and focus on research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The PhD degree can be completed in three to five years, and is open to students with either a B.S. or M.S. degree.

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

    Joyce Yeats
    Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8802
    Email: cse-grad-info@nd.edu

    https://cse.nd.edu/grads

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  • Creative Writing: MFA

    Deadline: Jan. 2

    Creative Writing: MFA

    Graduate Program in English

    Deadline
    Jan. 2
    Degree
    Master of Fine Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Creative Writing program is a literary immersion program in which students specialize in either prose or poetry and take varied literature courses and electives, as well as workshops in either genre. The program aims to prepare students for lives as writers, artists, educators, and editors through coursework and a range of editorial and teaching opportunities.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Johannes Göransson
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2569
    Email: creativewriting@nd.edu

    https://english.nd.edu/graduate/programs/

  • Data Science: MS

    Deadline: Rolling (see description)

    Data Science: MS

    Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

    Deadline
    Rolling (see description)
    Degree
    Master of Science (Professional)
    Residency
    Online

    Program Handbook

    Notre Dame's Data Science program is offered by the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), with the participation of faculty from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, the Department of Psychology, and the Mendoza College of Business. The program delivers academic excellence in a convenient online format optimized for learning complex quantitative material. It features small, live classes taught by Notre Dame faculty, in-person exclusive immersion weekends, and the personal attention to student success for which Notre Dame is known.

    Application Deadlines:

    • Round One: opens Sep. 1; closes Oct. 15
    • Round Two: opens Oct. 15; closes Dec. 15
    • Round Three: opens Dec. 15; closes Feb. 15
    • Round Four: opens Feb. 15; closes Apr. 15
    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test or GMAT
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Resume
    • Statement of intent
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Data Science Readiness Assessment strongly recommended; refer to program site for details
    • Additional materials strongly recommended; refer to the program site for details
    Contact:

    Cortney Mayfield
    Admissions Specialist
    Phone: (574) 631-7992
    Email: datascience@nd.edu

    https://acms.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Design: MFA

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Design: MFA

    Graduate Program in Art, Art History, and Design

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Fine Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The graduate program in Art, Art History, and Design is a multidimensional program in which students engage in studio art, design, or art history — with concentrations available within each discipline. Students in the program develop visual literacy and the skills to conceptualize, fabricate, and evaluate works of art through coursework and a system of independent studies tailored to individual interests. The program aims to prepare students for professional practice as artists, designers, art history scholars, and arts educators

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test recommended but not required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Portfolio - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Robin Rhodes
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7602
    Email: art@nd.edu

    https://artdept.nd.edu/graduate-program/

  • Early Christian Studies: MA

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Early Christian Studies: MA

    Graduate Program in Classics

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The Early Christian Studies M.A. is an interdisciplinary program offering training in philology, theology, history, liturgy, art history, and philosophy. Through coursework and close independent work with faculty, the program prepares students for eventual doctoral studies by developing student abilities in at least two ancient Christian languages and literatures, as well as imparting a broad knowledge of the intellectual, historical, and social contexts of early Christianity.

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

    John T. Fitzgerald
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7195
    Email: classics@nd.edu

    https://classics.nd.edu/graduate-students/

  • Earth Sciences: MSES

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Earth Sciences: MSES

    Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Earth Sciences
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences has a vibrant research program encompassing four broad areas: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Geosciences, and Structural Engineering. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, which we use to address many of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary character in research and education provides an unparalleled learning environment.

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

    Antonio Simonetti
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5381
    Email: ceees@nd.edu

    https://ceees.nd.edu/graduate

  • Echo/Theology: MA

    Deadline: Dec. 1; Jan. 10

    Echo/Theology: MA

    Graduate Program in Theology (McGrath Institute for Church Life)

    Deadline
    Dec. 1; Jan. 10
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    Summer only

    Echo is a two-year graduate service program that offers participants the opportunity to earn an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, to serve the Church as a parish catechetical leader or as a theology teacher in a Catholic school, and to live in an intentional faith community while engaging in integrative spiritual formation.

     

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Four letters of recommendation (three professors and one personal)
    • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution
    Contact:

    Ciara Kanczuzewski
    Coordinator of Recruitment and Program Administration
    Phone: 574-631-2877
    Email: echond@nd.edu

    https://mcgrath.nd.edu/echo

  • Economics: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 5

    Economics: PhD

    Graduate Program in Economics

    Deadline
    Jan. 5
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Economics is a neoclassical economics department committed to rigorous theoretical and quantitative analysis in teaching and research. Members of the department have specialties in the areas of micro and macro theory, econometrics, labor, monetary, international, and environmental economics. Guided by the University's long-standing commitment to Catholic social tradition, the graduate program in economics emphasizes policy-relevant research that contributes to important debates on economic, social, and political problems facing humanity.

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

    Daniel Hungerman
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4495
    Email: jtate@nd.edu

    https://economics.nd.edu/graduate-program/

    Statistics:
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  • Electrical Engineering: MSEE

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Electrical Engineering: MSEE

    Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Electrical Engineering program's goal is to educate the next generation of innovative engineers, through coursework, research, and a culminating student dissertation. Graduates go on to careers in academia and industry, and faculty, students, and alumni regularly publish in leading engineering publications. Research in the department is broadly divided into two areas: electronic circuits and systems and electronic materials and devices, with further concentrations available in each.

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

    Vijay Gupta
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2294
    Email: vgupta2@nd.edu

    https://ee.nd.edu/graduate

  • Electrical Engineering: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Electrical Engineering: PhD

    Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Electrical Engineering program's goal is to educate the next generation of innovative engineers, through coursework, research, and a culminating student dissertation. Graduates go on to careers in academia and industry, and faculty, students, and alumni regularly publish in leading engineering publications. Research in the department is broadly divided into two areas: electronic circuits and systems and electronic materials and devices, with further concentrations available in each.

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

    Vijay Gupta
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2294
    Email: vgupta2@nd.edu

    https://ee.nd.edu/graduate

    Statistics:
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  • Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEM): MS

    Deadline: March 17

    Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEM): MS

    Graduate Program in Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEM)

    Deadline
    March 17
    Degree
    Master of Science (Professional)
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The University of Notre Dame Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Program (ESTEEM) offers the opportunity for students with a bachelor's degree in science or engineering to obtain a Master of Science in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship in just one year. The objective of the program is to provide students with the business skills necessary to translate inventions into commercial ventures, all while strengthening students' science and/or engineering skills.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test (preferred), GMAT, or MCAT
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Additional materials strongly recommended; refer to the program site for details
    Contact:

    Jessica Millen
    Operations Coordinator
    Phone: (574) 631-0097
    Email: esteem@nd.edu

    https://esteem.nd.edu/

  • English: MA

    Deadline: Jan. 2

    English: MA

    Graduate Program in English

    Deadline
    Jan. 2
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Note: This department primarily admits to the PhD program.

    The graduate program in English is a highly selective program in which students specialize in historical areas but also pursue interdisciplinary perspectives, with particular interest in critical theory, literature and science, literature and politics, postcolonial and ethnic studies, and gender studies. A nearly 1:1 faculty to graduate student ratio ensures that students receive considerable individual attention as they progress in their course of studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Chris Abram
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2569
    Email: english@nd.edu

    https://english.nd.edu/graduate/programs/

  • English: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 2

    English: PhD

    Graduate Program in English

    Deadline
    Jan. 2
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The graduate program in English is a highly selective program in which students specialize in historical areas but also pursue interdisciplinary perspectives, with particular interest in critical theory, literature and science, literature and politics, postcolonial and ethnic studies, and gender studies. A nearly 1:1 faculty to graduate student ratio ensures that students receive considerable individual attention as they progress in their course of studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Chris Abram
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2569
    Email: english@nd.edu

    https://english.nd.edu/graduate/programs/

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  • Environmental Engineering: MSEnvE

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Environmental Engineering: MSEnvE

    Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences has a vibrant research program encompassing four broad areas: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Geosciences, and Structural Engineering. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, which we use to address many of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary character in research and education provides an unparalleled learning environment.

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

    Antonio Simonetti
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5381
    Email: ceees@nd.edu

    https://ceees.nd.edu/graduate

  • Gender Studies: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Gender Studies: Minor

    Graduate Program in Gender Studies Program

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    Graduate students pursuing a terminal master's or doctoral degree at the University of Notre Dame, have the opportunity to complete a minor concentration in the Gender Studies Program.  A Graduate Minor student in gender will have opportunities to interact with other students and faculty from numerous disciplines, contributing to the ability to expand and deepen their degree.  For doctoral students, combining Gender Studies with their primary discipline can promote their candidacy for a wider range of tenure-track positions.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Mary Celeste Kearney
    Director of Graduate Minor
    Phone: (574) 631-0495
    Email: gender@nd.edu

    https://genderstudies.nd.edu

  • Global Affairs: MGA

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Global Affairs: MGA

    Graduate Program in Global Affairs

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Master of Global Affairs
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The new Keough School of Global Affairs offers a two-year professional Master of Global Affairs (M.G.A.) degree to prepare students to become highly skilled, effective, and ethical leaders in governments; nongovernmental organizations; and the private sector. Students choose a program of study in which they acquire deep knowledge and strengthen analytical and practical skills in Global Affairs, International Peace Studies, or Sustainable Development. All students engage in Integration Labs, in which they develop sustained partnerships with leading global organizations, practitioners, and policymakers, and spend several months working in the field to develop integrated solutions for global challenges.

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

    Michael Talbot
    Associate Director
    Phone: (574) 631-7667
    Email: keough-admissions@nd.edu

    http://keough.nd.edu/master-of-global-affairs/

  • Global Health: MS

    Deadline: Rolling

    Global Health: MS

    Graduate Program in Eck Institute Global Health

    Deadline
    Rolling
    Degree
    Master of Science (Professional)
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The Professional Master of Science in Global Health Program provides science-centric training in the emerging field of global health. Through hands-on experience, students will be able to make connections between classroom training in global health topics and the real health needs of the world's poor and undeserved. Graduates will be prepared to serve in capacities that make a positive contribution to improving global health standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

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

    Katherine Taylor
    Director, Global Health Training
    Phone: (574) 631-5617
    Email: ghms@nd.edu

    https://globalhealth.nd.edu/masters/

  • History and Philosophy of Science: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    History and Philosophy of Science: Minor

    Graduate Program in Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Graduate Minor program offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the philosophical, conceptual, social, ethical, and political dimensions of science, technology and medicine. The program allows students to explore science in other historical and cultural contexts, examining how the character of scientific knowledge and the organization of scientific investigation have changed over time. Students also explore the origins, structure, and possible limitations of the concepts, theories, and practices fundamental to their scientific research fields.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Robert D. Goulding
    Director, History and Philosophy of Science
    Phone: (574) 631-5015
    Email: reilly@nd.edu

    https://reilly.nd.edu/history-and-philosophy-of-science/

  • History and Philosophy of Science: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 4

    History and Philosophy of Science: PhD

    Graduate Program in Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

    Deadline
    Jan. 4
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The doctoral program in History and Philosophy of Science is a unique program offering students instruction leading to a discipline-based PhD that prepares them for positions in history, philosophy, and theology or religion departments, and in specialized programs in the history and philosophy of science. Faculty members are drawn from several University departments, including English, History, Philosophy, and Theology.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Anna Geltzer
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5015
    Email: reilly@nd.edu

    https://reilly.nd.edu/history-and-philosophy-of-science/

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  • History: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 4

    History: PhD

    Graduate Program in History

    Deadline
    Jan. 4
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The doctoral program in History is a multidimensional program with exceptional strengths in European, Latin American, Medieval, and United States history. One of the nation's leading recipients of major research fellowships, the department's faculty numbers over 40 and supports graduate work within and between these fields. Affiliated programs are in Peace Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science. The program emphasizes training in research, writing, and teaching and, given its emphasis on training academic historians, addresses the ethics, values, obligations, traditions, philosophies, and skills critical to the academic profession.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Jaime Pensado
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-5905
    Email: histdgs@nd.edu

    https://history.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

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  • Integrated Biomedical Sciences: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Integrated Biomedical Sciences: PhD

    Graduate Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The Integrated Biomedical Sciences program offers cross-departmental research and training in biomedical sciences. Students may elect to study in one of seven different clusters, including Biophysics & Structural Biology, Genomics & Proteomics, Cancer Biology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Chemical Biology & Molecular Pharmacology, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, and Cellular & Molecular Biology. Each cluster involves faculty from multiple departments. First year students perform three research rotations over the course of the academic year, and matriculate into a department upon choosing their research advisor.

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

    Holly Goodson
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7744
    Email: ibms@nd.edu

    https://ibms.nd.edu/

    Statistics:
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  • Interdisciplinary Mathematics: MSIM

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Interdisciplinary Mathematics: MSIM

    Graduate Program in Mathematics

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Mathematics
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Master's degrees are available for Mathematics PhD candidates who have taken 30 credit hours and passed their candidacy examinations. We offer a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Mathematics (MISM) to students enrolled in other PhD programs at Notre Dame. For further details, contact the director of graduate studies in Mathematics.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Samuel Evens
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-7083
    Email: mathdgs@nd.edu

    https://math.nd.edu/graduate-program/

  • Irish Studies: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Irish Studies: Minor

    Graduate Program in Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute within Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture in Ireland and around the world in all of its manifestations. Since its inception in the 1993-1994 academic year with the Donald and Marilyn Keough Program in Irish Studies, the Institute has assembled superior faculty and library collections. Even before, with the arrival on campus of Seamus Deane as the Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies in 1992, the effort began to bring outstanding educators, political leaders, writers, musicians, and other visitors to campus so to "bring Ireland to Notre Dame." We foster exchanges between Notre Dame and Ireland to make direct experiences available to our students and to "bring Notre Dame to Ireland." With such initiatives as the landmark, award-winning documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion and the annual IRISH seminar, the Institute is also focused on "bringing Ireland to the world."

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Christopher Fox
    Director of Graduate Minor
    Phone: (574) 631-3555
    Email: irishstu@nd.edu

    https://irishstudies.nd.edu/academics/graduate-program/ph-d-minor-in-graduate-studies/

  • Italian: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 8

    Italian: PhD

    Graduate Program in Romance Languages and Literatures

    Deadline
    Jan. 8
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The PhD in Italian is a highly selective program that teaches and trains students working in the field of Italian Studies. The program offers a flexible curriculum tailored to each student's interests and background that leads to a new dissertation-oriented program of study designed to achieve both a high degree of specialization and a broad understanding of Italian literature and culture. The program offers the opportunity to participate in research exchanges with major universities, including Cambridge, Verona, and Roma III, and to spend time doing research based at the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Zygmunt Baranski
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6887
    Email: baranski.1@nd.edu

    https://romancelanguages.nd.edu

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  • Mathematics: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 7

    Mathematics: PhD

    Graduate Program in Mathematics

    Deadline
    Jan. 7
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The Department of Mathematics is ranked in the top quartile among all PhD granting mathematics departments in the U.S. The goal of our PhD program is to guide our students in producing PhD theses that contain original research worthy of publication in respected peer-reviewed mathematical journals. We also help our students to effectively present their research both in oral presentations and in written articles. Among our faculty, we have internationally recognized experts in the areas of Algebra/Algebraic Geometry, Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Logic, Mathematical Physics, Partial Differential Equations, and Topology.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Samuel Evens
    Director of Graduate Admissions
    Phone: (574) 631-7083
    Email: mathdgs@nd.edu

    https://math.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • MD/PhD Dual Degree: MD/PhD

    Deadline: Refer to PhD program deadline

    MD/PhD Dual Degree: MD/PhD

    Graduate Program in Indiana University School of Medicine

    Deadline
    Refer to PhD program deadline
    Degree
    Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Admission to the program requires separate applications to the Notre Dame Graduate School and the IUSM-SB. The Graduate School will accept MCAT scores in place of the GRE scores required of all applicants. The parallel applications are coordinated and tracked by the South Bend Center for Medical Education, which serves as the central office for the combined degree program. Representatives from Notre Dame and the I.U. School of Medicine monitor and oversee the program. To earn the joint degree, students will complete the first two years of medical school at IUSM-SB, and continue at Notre Dame for three more years to pursue the University's doctoral degree through the Graduate School. The last two years of medical school then will be completed at the Indiana University School of Medicine's main campus in Indianapolis.

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

    Stacey Jackson
    Director, Medical Education
    Phone: (574) 631-1870
    Email: sajacks@iu.edu

    https://medicine.iu.edu/campuses/south-bend/md-program/dual-degrees/

  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): MEME

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Mechanical Engineering (ME): MEME

    Graduate Program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    Through a combination of coursework and research, graduate students in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering program explore such areas as flow physics and controls; biomedical science and engineering; mechanics, computation, and design; and energy and thermosciences. Students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and leading, innovative research techniques. Students, faculty, and alumni publish regularly in leading engineering publications.

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

    David Go
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8394
    Email: dgo@nd.edu

    https://ame.nd.edu/graduate-programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (MS): MSME

    Deadline: Feb. 1; Nov. 1

    Mechanical Engineering (MS): MSME

    Graduate Program in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Deadline
    Feb. 1; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    Through a combination of coursework and research, graduate students in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering program explore such areas as flow physics and controls; biomedical science and engineering; mechanics, computation, and design; and energy and thermosciences. Students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art facilities and leading, innovative research techniques. Students, faculty, and alumni publish regularly in leading engineering publications.

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

    David Go
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-8394
    Email: dgo@nd.edu

    https://ame.nd.edu/graduate-programs

  • Medieval Studies: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 4

    Medieval Studies: PhD

    Graduate Program in Medieval Institute

    Deadline
    Jan. 4
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Medieval Studies program combines interdisciplinary coursework, training in the technical skills of medieval studies, and linguistic preparation. The Institute has strengths in philosophy, theology, history, manuscript studies, vernacular languages and literatures, Latin literature, Dante studies, musicology, liturgy, medieval Islam, Byzantine studies, and art history.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Christopher Abram
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6603
    Email: medinst@nd.edu

    https://medieval.nd.edu/study/graduate-program/

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  • Peace Studies and Anthropology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and Anthropology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

    Statistics:
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  • Peace Studies and History: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and History: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

    Statistics:
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  • Peace Studies and Political Science: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and Political Science: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

    Statistics:
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  • Peace Studies and Psychology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and Psychology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

    Statistics:
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  • Peace Studies and Sociology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and Sociology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/

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  • Peace Studies and Theology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Peace Studies and Theology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Theology

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The PhD program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines of history, political science, psychology, sociology and theology. Graduates are credentialed in one of the five disciplines and fully acquainted with the research questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. They will continue on to take positions in universities and colleges within their own disciplines, but with a focus on peace studies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Catherine Bolten
    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4371
    Email: kroc-admissions.1@nd.edu

    https://kroc.nd.edu/ph-d/
    https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

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  • Philosophy: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Philosophy: PhD

    Graduate Program in Philosophy

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The University of Notre Dame's highly ranked department offers a uniquely broad and pluralistic environment in which to pursue graduate work in Philosophy. We emphasize solid training in all periods of the history of philosophy, combined with cutting-edge research in both the continental and analytic traditions. Areas of particular strength include the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern), metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of science, contemporary European philosophy, logic and philosophy of mathematics, and ethics.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Curtis Franks
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-9048
    Email: ndphilo@nd.edu

    https://philosophy.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • Physics: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 15; Nov. 1

    Physics: PhD

    Graduate Program in Physics

    Deadline
    Jan. 15; Nov. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    Physics graduate students are actively involved in both experimental and theoretical studies in areas including astro-, atomic, bio-, condensed-matter, high-energy, and nuclear physics. They search for answers to questions such as: What is dark matter? Can we understand the birth or death of stars at the nuclear level? Can we create new materials with new properties? What can network science say about our world? What is the origin of mass?

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Mark Caprio
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-2813
    Email: physics@nd.edu

    https://physics.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • Physics REU: N/A

    Deadline: Feb. 20

    Physics REU: N/A

    Graduate Program in Physics REU

    Deadline
    Feb. 20
    Degree
    Non-Degree
    Residency
    Summer only

    The REU program gives rising juniors and seniors valuable research experience. Students will work closely with faculty and graduate students on a variety of current research projects and benefit from a number of activities organized to enrich the REU experience. These include: weekly seminars, a course on computer programming, a GRE preparation course, ethics workshops, a workshop on applying to graduate schools, field trips to nearby national laboratories, and the REU Symposium.  For detailed application instructions, refer to the "Physics REU website":https://physics.nd.edu/research/reu/.

    Application Materials:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Lori Fuson
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (574) 631-4086
    Email: LoriFuson@nd.edu

    https://physics.nd.edu/research/reu/

  • Political Science: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 15

    Political Science: PhD

    Graduate Program in Political Science

    Deadline
    Dec. 15
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    In an exceptionally collaborative department, Political Science graduate students at Notre Dame learn from more than 45 faculty members, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Faculty interests are diverse, making it possible for graduate students to explore almost any area of political science and most regions of the world. The program boasts excellence in American politics; comparative politics; Constitutional studies; international relations; and political theory.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Karrie Koesel
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-9017
    Email: psdgs@nd.edu

    https://politicalscience.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • Psychology: PhD

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Psychology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Psychology

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The mission of the graduate program is to advance and inspire the next generation of scholars in Psychology. Our programs (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Quantitative) prepare students for research careers in basic and applied behavioral science. Emphases are placed on empirical research and development of theory, supported by extensive training in quantitative and research methodologies. Graduate students are also encouraged to pursue excellence in teaching. This mission of preparing scholars and teachers is supported by a nationally and internationally renowned faculty, many of whom are editors of highly respected journals, recipients of major grants, and leaders of scientific societies.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    Contact:

    Kathleen Eberhard
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6650
    Email: psych@nd.edu

    https://psychology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

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  • Quantitative Psychology: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Quantitative Psychology: Minor

    Graduate Program in Psychology

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The minor in Quantitative Psychology provides doctoral students advanced training in the application of advanced psychometric, methodological, and state-of-the-art statistical procedures. The minor capitalizes on the expertise of Notre Dame's outstanding quantitative faculty, and provides graduate students with a thorough basis of quantitative methods that will improve the quality of research in their substantive areas. The quantitative minor also equips students with the statistical credentials that facilitate favorable placements in academic positions upon graduation.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Kathleen Eberhard
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6650
    Email: psych@nd.edu

    https://psychology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Romance Languages and Literatures: MA

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Romance Languages and Literatures: MA

    Graduate Program in Romance Languages and Literatures

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    The primary aim of the master's degree program in Romance Languages and Literatures is to provide students with a comprehensive background in the literary and cultural achievements of French-, Italian- and Spanish-speaking countries from an interdisciplinary approach. The course of study is especially well-suited to those desiring contact with scholars in the field, whether for guidance or focused study. The department encourages further study for their graduates in doctoral programs at Notre Dame and elsewhere.

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

    Joshua Lund
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6887
    Email: romlang@nd.edu

    https://romancelanguages.nd.edu

  • Sacred Music (Conducting): DMA

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Sacred Music (Conducting): DMA

    Graduate Program in Sacred Music

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Musical Arts
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Distinguished by its artistic goals, interdisciplinary methodology and by an engagement with Christian musical traditions, the Doctor in Musical Arts program offers professional training of conductors and organists who wish to work at the highest levels in colleges, universities and seminaries, as well as in cathedrals, churches and other artistic communities throughout the world.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test recommended but not required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    • A master's degree (or the equivalent) in this field
    • Portfolio - refer to program site for details
    • Audition materials - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Peter Jeffrey
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-1300
    Email: sacredmusic@nd.edu

    https://sacredmusic.nd.edu/

  • Sacred Music: MSM

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Sacred Music: MSM

    Graduate Program in Sacred Music

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Master of Sacred Music
    Residency
    4 semesters

    The Master of Sacred Music Program's purpose is to train professional musicians for work in Christian churches and to prepare those who desire it for the Doctorate in Musical Arts in performance or the PhD in music history, ethnomusicology or liturgics. Students are admitted with concentrations in organ, choral conducting or voice. Through a program of study that takes advantage of Notre Dame's strengths in music performance, music history, music theory, and liturgical studies, graduates of the program develop high degrees of musical skill, as they also gain working knowledge of the worship lives of Christian congregations, integrating the artistic, scholarly and pastoral dimensions requisite for the profession. All students have internships, many in local churches or in the Notre Dame Children's Choir. Good posts for our graduates are plentiful, and we enjoy a placement rate of nearly 100%, whereas other graduates move on to the DMA or PhD in prestigious programs.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test recommended but not required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Audition materials - refer to program site for details
    • Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree in music (BM, BS, BA, or BME)
    Contact:

    Peter Jeffrey
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-1300
    Email: sacredmusic@nd.edu

    https://sacredmusic.nd.edu/

  • Sacred Music (Organ): DMA

    Deadline: Dec. 1

    Sacred Music (Organ): DMA

    Graduate Program in Sacred Music

    Deadline
    Dec. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Musical Arts
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Distinguished by its artistic goals, interdisciplinary methodology and by an engagement with Christian musical traditions, the Doctor in Musical Arts program offers professional training of conductors and organists who wish to work at the highest levels in colleges, universities and seminaries, as well as in cathedrals, churches and other artistic communities throughout the world.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test recommended but not required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    • A master's degree (or the equivalent) in this field
    • Portfolio - refer to program site for details
    • Audition materials - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Peter Jeffrey
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-1300
    Email: sacredmusic@nd.edu

    https://sacredmusic.nd.edu/

  • Screen Cultures: Minor

    Deadline: Current graduate students only

    Screen Cultures: Minor

    Graduate Program in Film, Television, and Theatre

    Deadline
    Current graduate students only
    Degree
    Graduate Minor
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The graduate minor in Screen Cultures aims to enrich and extend the work of students enrolled in MA, MFA, and PhD programs at the University of Notre Dame by adding expertise in research in the study of film, television, and other screen-based media. The graduate minor will give students more experience and depth in working with Screen Cultures, expand teaching opportunities, and broaden students' profiles for job placement.

    Application Materials:
    • Refer to program site for pre-requisites
    Contact:

    Susan Ohmer
    Director of Graduate Minor
    Phone: (574) 631-7054
    Email: sohmer@nd.edu

    https://ftt.nd.edu

  • Sociology: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 3

    Sociology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Sociology

    Deadline
    Jan. 3
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    Notre Dame's graduate program in sociology provides all students with a strong foundation in social theory and research methods. The program's primary goal is to produce outstanding researchers and inspired teachers. Students work closely with faculty members who are engaged in cutting-edge research and are leaders and innovators in their fields. The department is especially strong in the sociology of education, religion, culture, and social movements/political sociology.

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

    Lyn Spillman
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6585
    Email: dgssoc@nd.edu

    https://sociology.nd.edu/graduate-program/

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  • Spanish: PhD

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Spanish: PhD

    Graduate Program in Romance Languages and Literatures

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    The PhD in Spanish is a highly selective program that teaches and trains students working in the field of Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures. The program offers a flexible curriculum tailored to each student's interests and background and has a dissertation-oriented design that leads to the successful writing and defense of a relevant dissertation that contributes to the candidate's area of study and that successfully places the candidate in the field and in the academic job market. Students take a set of focused seminars during the first two years of residence at ND and start working on a dissertation by the fifth semester if not before.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Joshua Lund
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6887
    Email: romlang@nd.edu

    https://romancelanguages.nd.edu

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  • Studio Art: MFA

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Studio Art: MFA

    Graduate Program in Art, Art History, and Design

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Fine Arts
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The graduate program in Art, Art History, and Design is a multidimensional program in which students engage in studio art, design, or art history, with concentrations available within each discipline. Students in the program develop visual literacy and the skills to conceptualize, fabricate, and evaluate works of art through coursework and a system of independent studies tailored to individual interests. The program aims to prepare students for professional practice as artists, designers, art history scholars, and arts educators.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test recommended but not required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Portfolio - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    Robin Rhodes
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-7602
    Email: art@nd.edu

    https://artdept.nd.edu/graduate-program/

  • Summer Research Opportunity: N/A

    Deadline: Feb. 15

    Summer Research Opportunity: N/A

    Graduate Program in Graduate School

    Deadline
    Feb. 15
    Degree
    Non-Degree
    Residency
    Summer only

    The Graduate School's Summer Research Opportunities Program prepares students for graduate school success. We encourage current undergraduate juniors and rising seniors, in any discipline offered by the Notre Dame Graduate School, to join our campus community for 10 weeks of guided research with world class faculty, culminating in a symposium attended by 200 peer researchers. 

    We offer:

    • Competitive stipends
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • GRE preparation
    • Graduate school application support
    • Fee waiver when applying to ND
    • Assistance with fellowship applications to NSF, NIH, and more

    Refer to the Application Instructions for SROP page for detailed application instructions.

    Application Materials:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • One letter of recommendation - refer to application instructions
    • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution
    Contact:

    Linda Chism
    Recruitment Coordinator
    Phone: (574) 631-7706
    Email: gradapp@nd.edu

    /summer-research

  • Theology: MA

    Deadline: Feb. 1

    Theology: MA

    Graduate Program in Theology

    Deadline
    Feb. 1
    Degree
    Master of Arts
    Residency
    Summer only

    Program Handbook

    The course of studies in the Theology master's program takes place during the summer, creating a dynamic community that is passionate about theological exploration. Graduates are prepared for such roles as service to the Church or diocese, teaching high school theology, or ministry in healthcare or social work, as well as for further study.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution
    Contact:

    Catherine Cavadini
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-6292
    Email: Cavadini.4@nd.edu

    https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Theology: MDiv

    Deadline: Jan. 2

    Theology: MDiv

    Graduate Program in Theology

    Deadline
    Jan. 2
    Degree
    Master of Divinity
    Residency
    1 semester minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Master of Divinity Program at the University of Notre Dame serves the Catholic Church and its mission by preparing men and women for ministerial and apostolic service in, with, and for the Church. Focusing on the human, intellectual, pastoral, and spiritual dimensions of personal development in preparation for lay and ordained ecclesial ministry, candidates have the opportunity both to reflect on the Church's theological tradition and to experience and to share first-hand in its ministerial life. It is in this way that they personally engage and express in their own life and circumstances the Mystery of Faith, seeking to configure their life and ministry to Christ, their Lord and the Model for all ministry.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A pre-application form (submitted to the program)
    • An autobiographical statement - refer to program site for details
    Contact:

    J. Matthew Ashley
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4256
    Email: mdiv@nd.edu

    https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Theology: MTS

    Deadline: Jan. 15

    Theology: MTS

    Graduate Program in Theology

    Deadline
    Jan. 15
    Degree
    Master of Theological Studies
    Residency
    Summer only

    Program Handbook

    The Theology M.T.S. program prepares students for doctoral work in Theology, and trains students to be effective theology instructors at the high school level, in an environment of faith and intellectual reflection. Students complete coursework in one of five concentrations: Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, and Liturgical Studies. The program has an excellent placement record for graduates in leading Theology programs domestically and internationally.

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

    John Fitzgerald
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4254
    Email: cprice@nd.edu

    https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

  • Theology: PhD

    Deadline: Jan. 2

    Theology: PhD

    Graduate Program in Theology

    Deadline
    Jan. 2
    Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Residency
    2 years minimum

    Program Handbook

    The Notre Dame doctoral program in theology is a premier program for Roman Catholic and ecumenical theological study. We offer a collegial and challenging program, in which students work closely with world-class scholars, innovative younger faculty, and one another to develop into mature scholars and teachers. Areas of focus include Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, The History of Christianity, Liturgical studies, Moral Theology/Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology, and World Religions and World Church. The doctoral program places a very high percentage of its graduates in tenure-track, academic positions.

    Application Materials:
    • GRE General Test required
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    • A master's degree (or the equivalent) in this field
    Contact:

    Gerald McKenny
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Phone: (574) 631-4254
    Email: cprice@nd.edu

    https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/

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