December 1st: All applications are due.
December through early January: All applications reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee and departmental faculty.
Mid-January: Between 5 and 6 applicants, both national and international, contacted and invited to visit the University of Notre Dame. All other applicants sent rejection or waitlist letters.
End of January: Invited students visit campus. During the visit they will make a 5-minute Power Point presentation outlining their research interests and background. They will also meet with faculty members and participate in meals, laboratory tours, and a campus tour. The University of Notre Dame will cover all national or international travel costs, accommodation, and food costs resulting from the interviews.
Second week in February: Accepted students contacted. All others advised about their waitlist or rejection status.