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Graduate Programs

Important Admission Dates - Fall 2021

Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design

Full-time and part-time faculty members attached to the Master of Art in Design (MAD) program are all holders of a terminal degree (Ph.Ds. or equivalent) earned from reputable international universities, have a wealth of market experience in their related field of teaching, and are vested into research and publishing their findings and work.

Faculty of Business Administration & Economics

The FBAE is in the process of acquiring AACSB, assuring quality standards in Business programs, and is officially the first Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (PMI-R.E.P.) Faculty members teaching master courses are holders of Doctorate degrees and publishing in the field of the courses they are teaching or are professionals in the field, thereby creating an impact in the courses.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a graduate studies, an applicant must hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education preceded by a secondary school certificate recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education as equivalent to the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II.

Faculty of Engineering

The major advantage of the M.S .program offered at NDU is the possibility of transferring credits from upper-level undergraduate courses to graduate courses. Holders of a B.E. from a recognized university can apply to transfer up to 18 credits, leaving only 12 credits to be completed at the graduate level, including a 6-credit thesis. The residency period becomes close to one academic year.


Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Lebanon’s preeminent non-profit Catholic institution of higher education and the sole Lebanese university that adopts the American model of liberal arts education, is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE) previously known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).

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Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities (FH) enjoys an advantageous position in Lebanon’s higher education landscape given its programmatic International Advertising Association (IAA)-accredited Advertising and Marketing degree program, the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT)-accredited Radio-T.V. degree program, and its current preparations for accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Furthermore, the NDU International Film Festival (NDUIFF) performs a variety of cultural and artistic academic projects and activities organized on a global scale. Burgeoning projects enhance the positive image of the FH and NDU in the local, regional, and international arenas.

Research Centers

Research and Graduate Studies are managed by the Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (AVPRGS), who is responsible for promoting and coordinating research by faculty members as well as by graduate and undergraduate students. Furthermore, the AVPRGS is tasked with overseeing the graduate programs at NDU, ensuring that they are up to the required standards. In addition to chairing the University Research Committee (URC), the AVPRGS supervises the activities of the various research centers.

Faculty of Law & Political Science

The Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS) not only focuses on theoretical teaching but also delivers the practical dimension. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that a number of graduates today hold managerial level positions in both governmental and nongovernmental Organizations (UN agencies, IMF, etc.). NDU is the only university in Lebanon with departmental membership in the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Discover NDU

  • Main Campus

    Notre Dame University-Louaize main campus is located in Zouk Mosbeh, a coastal area 15 km north of Beirut, Lebanon.

  • North Lebanon Campus

    The NDU-Louaize North Lebanon Campus is located on the green hills of Barsa, a quiet village in Koura, at an altitude of 100m.

  • Shouf Campus

    The NDU-Louaize Shouf Campus is located on one of the Deir El-Kamar hills, the St. Abda hill.

Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences

The FNAS at NDU offers innovative graduate programs that no other universities in Lebanon have: M.S. in Financial Mathematics, M.S. in Actuarial Sciences, M.S. in Industrial Chemistry (unique in Lebanon), and an M.S. in Astrophysics.

Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences

NDU graduates are highly trained professionals who have acquired the skills to pursue Ph.Ds. anywhere in the world and in the highest ranked universities, considering the research output quality and the astounding number of publications.

Research Policies

The following principles and guidelines constitute the groundwork from which all further policies regarding the development, promotion and carrying out of research at NDU shall be derived.
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