Below are a variety of resources that will enable you to continue learning as a member of the Notre Dame family. Whether you are looking to find a professional mentor, learn a new language, or pursue an advanced degree, the University and Alumni Association have a number of options to suit your needs. Degree and non-degree programs are offered in a range of subject areas from across the University, for working professionals and full-time students, both on campus or online.

Irish Compass

IrishCompass is the University’s official online community for professional growth and development.

Through IrishCompass, alumni and current students can connect with fellow members of the ND family to gain their support and perspective, serve as a resource to other grads and students, and learn from industry experts (alumni login required).

Mango Languages offers 70+ foreign languages as well as English courses for non-native speakers.

Whether working abroad or strengthening language skills, alumni can achieve unique language-learning goals with Mango’s proven methodology (alumni login required).

Degree & Non-Degree Programs


The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) is a program for accomplished individuals from all disciplines (business, non-profit, academic, just to name a few) who have completed their chosen careers and wish to spend an academic year at Notre Dame experiencing intellectual immersion, local and global community engagement, and many of the rich resources the University has to offer to pivot to their next stage in life.

The Law School

The Notre Dame Law School offers Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) programs, as well as several dual-degree opportunities in partnership with the Mendoza College of Business, College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, and Keough School of Global Affairs.

Summer Courses

Study from anywhere in the world, and enjoy the unmatched commitment to effective learning for which Notre Dame is renowned in fields such as data science, computing, mathematics, and the humanities through the Office of Digital Learning Summer Online Courses.

The Program of Liberal Studies’ Summer Symposium gathers on campus each summer to engage with PLS faculty and authors of the Great Books.


The McGrath Institute for Church Life offers STEP online courses for catechists, school teachers, lay ministers, deacons and other adult Catholics who seek Catholic-focused education.

Earn a masters in theology while advancing your formation as a lay leader of the Church from the McGrath Institute for Church Life’s Echo Graduate Service Program.

IDEA Center

The Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEM) program is an 11-month master of science degree program at the University of Notre Dame. Students from technical backgrounds are equipped with the skills and experience to launch new businesses, become innovators within large corporations, and be leaders of dynamic, innovative teams.


The Notre Dame School of Architecture graduate programs in architecture, urban design, and historic preservation promote built environments that are durable, useful, and beautiful, and which are supportive of strong communities.


Mendoza College of Business Graduate Programs: Delivered in executive, one-year and two-year formats; specialized masters in accountancy, business analytics, finance and management; and non-degree programs in leadership and management programs for all levels of supervisors to leaders.

The Graduate School

Notre Dame offers post-baccalaureate degrees in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, and the Keough School of Global Affairs, in addition to others listed on this page. Most doctoral programs admit students primarily to the PhD program, although a master’s degree may be earned on the way to the PhD.

Other Online Courses

In addition to Big Questions, alumni, parents, and friends are invited to participate in MOOCs (massive open online courses) and other online courses offered through the University.