Academic Units

Undergraduate Studies

Sixty-two bachelor's degree programs within four colleges

Fall 2010 Enrollment*
College of Arts and Letters (Founded: 1842)
College of Science (1865)
School of Architecture (1898)
College of Engineering (1873)
Mendoza College of Business (1921)
First Year of Studies (1962)

*All counts include dual-degree seekers.

International and Off-Campus Programs

Academic Year Programs

Academic Year or Semester Programs

Semester-only Programs


Law School



M.B.A. Program

For more information, visit International Study Programs.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps Programs (ROTC)

Graduate School

Established in 1918, the Graduate School has evolved into four divisions (engineering, humanities, science, and social sciences). It embraces 24 doctoral and 40 master's degree programs in and among 25 University departments, institutes, and programs. Of the approximately 2,000 degree-seeking Graduate School students, 99 percent are full-time, 70 percent are pursuing a doctorate, 40 percent are women and 24 percent are international students. Among U.S. students, 9 percent are from underrepresented groups. Prestigious multi-year fellowships are awarded to the top 15 percent of each incoming class. More than 85 percent of Notre Dame graduate students receive stipends and full-tuition scholarships during the academic year, allowing them to take courses and do research on a full-time basis. Over the last decade, more than 96 percent of Ph.D. recipients have gone on to research-related (or degree-related) occupations.

Law School

Founded in 1869, the Notre Dame Law School is the nation's oldest Catholic law school. It consistently ranks in the top tier in various rankings, including student satisfaction surveys. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Many of the 560 students earn a juris doctor degree after three years of study. Other programs include the LL.M. and J.S.D. programs in international human rights sponsored by the Law School's Center for Civil and Human Rights, and an LL.M. program in international and comparative law at the Notre Dame London Law Centre.

The Notre Dame MBA

Since its founding in 1921, the Mendoza College of Business has strived to foster individual integrity, effective organizations, and concern for the greater good. The Notre Dame MBA program—ranked no. 24 nationally—features an ethics-focused curriculum, live corporate cases, and international immersions. The one-year and two-year MBA programs enroll 340 students combined. Executive MBA programs are designed for working professionals and are offered on campus and in downtown Chicago. Additional Mendoza graduate business programs include a master's degree in accountancy, a master's degree in nonprofit administration and a wide range of executive programs.

Other Professional Programs

The master of education degree is offered through the University's Alliance for Catholic Education, and the Department of Theology offers the master of divinity degree (M.Div.).

To learn about more of our academic programs, see Centers and Institutes.

The Basilica and Main Building

The Times Higher Education world university rankings place Notre Dame as the No. 1 Catholic institution for higher learning in the world.

South entrance to the Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Law School is rated 22nd by U.S. News & World Report.

Students in a lecture hall watch a lecturer

Mendoza College of Business ranks No. 1 nationally for its undergraduate program and 24th nationally for its MBA program by Bloomberg Businessweek in its surveys of top business programs.