A Bachelor's Degree for Working Adults

Advance your career in criminal justice by attending evening classes designed for working adults at Mount St. Mary’s University.

The Mount’s degree prepares you for jobs in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections and related fields.

As a student in the Mount’s adult undergraduate criminal justice program you will:

  • Finish at your own pace. Courses are offered year round in accelerated 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-10 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270.
  • Receive specialized support for adult students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

Your degree path is unique based on your prior education. Complete the form to have an advisor contact you to map out the best path forward.

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Cost per credit.* No additional fees.

  • Students are accepted with a minimum of 12 credits and may transfer in up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Financial assistance may be available through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, and employer tuition remission or reimbursement. Request information to learn more.

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The Mount’s adult undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.

Admissions requirements include:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum of 12 transferable credits from an accredited two- or four-year institution. Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.
Application Process

Application Process

Classes Begin: Year round
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first class
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application; Apply in 10 minutes or less
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school
Send application materials to:

Mount St. Mary’s University Frederick Campus
Adult Undergraduate Program
Attn: Janene Petrie
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

eTranscripts should be sent to Janene Petrie at petrie@msmary.edu.

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