Graduate Studies Overview

Kelsey Kremers

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. Many are recipients of prestigious awards and several are elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 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.

The department is home to over 140 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and is housed mainly in the Galvin Life Sciences Building at the center of the Notre Dame campus.


Rebecca Wingert

Rebecca Wingert
Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: (574) 631-0907

Application Deadline:
December 1, 2023

** The GRE is now an optional component of the PhD program application.**

Interview Weekend:


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