University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

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Biological Sciences

University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $82,092

Tuition fees are converted from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. Amount may vary based on exchange rate.



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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An applicant for admission to the Graduate School must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited American College or University or from a foreign institution of acceptable standing. The applicant should have earned at least a cumulative “B” average in his or her undergraduate courses.

    Applicants to the biology graduate program are expected to have completed undergraduate coursework and obtained research experience(s) commensurate with their intended field(s) of graduate study.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    three letters of recommendation from former undergraduate or graduate instructors particularly qualified to attest to the applicant’s qualifications for graduate study;

    a personal Statement of Intent detailing graduate plans and expectations;

    Curriculum vitae

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 19, 2022