3-2 and 4-1 Dual-Degree Programs with Partner Schools

The College of Engineering offers dual-degree programs with partner institutions across the country. Students in these programs spend three years at the partner school, then apply to complete their engineering studies at Notre Dame in their fourth and fifth year. Students earn two degrees at the end of five years—a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree from the partner institution and a bachelor of science in engineering degree from Notre Dame. For more information on these programs, please visit our partner school's website.

Dual Degree Programs

4+1 Program

  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

3+2 Program

  • Assumption College, Worcester, MA
  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • Carroll College, Helena, MT
  • Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX
  • Elon University, Elon, NC
  • University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville,
    Steubenville, OH
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Goshen College, Goshen, IN
  • Stonehill College, Easton, MA
  • King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Application to Notre Dame

Admission requirements are governed by agreements with each institution and generally require a predetermined set of classes and cumulative GPA, a strong letter of recommendation from a faculty member and no history of discipline.  

Dates and Deadlines


January 18: Dual Degree Admissions Application is made available.
February 1: Complete Application due

Please submit all supporting documents via ndforms@nd.edu with the subject line: “Dual Degree App_FULL NAME”

February 10: Financial Aid documents due
  • FAFSA
  • CSS Profile
  • Tax documents

Complete details found here. Please note that this deadline is different than traditional transfer applicants.

Mid- to late March: Admissions decisions are released
April 15: Financial Aid Notifications anticipated
May 31: Confirmation Deadline 

International Students

Need-based financial aid for international students admitted as part of a Dual Degree Engineering Program is very limited. International students should be prepared to finance, either privately or through a sponsor, the full cost of their Notre Dame education. The International Student Certification of Finances must be submitted at the time of application for admission, illustrating and documenting sufficient financial support to meet the projected cost of a Notre Dame undergraduate education. Complete details and instructions can be found here.