A Bachelor's Degree for Working Adults

Students in the Mount’s elementary education program seek teaching positions in grades 1-8 with an optional concentration in special education. The degree completion program is designed for working adults.

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

  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week and/or weekends. Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270.
  • Finish at your own pace. Core courses are offered year round in accelerated 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Receive specialized support for adult students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.
At the conclusion of your coursework you will be eligible for teaching certification in Maryland.

Your degree path is unique based on your career and 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 and fees represent 2017-18 rates. 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.
  • Maryland qualifying score for Praxis CORE (or equivalent such as SAT, GRE, ACT)
  • Preferred: Associate of arts degree (AAT)
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
  • Praxis CORE scores (designate code 5421 for the Mount and code R7403 for MSDE)
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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