Why Mount St. Mary’s?

About the Mount

Mount St. Mary’s University, America’s second oldest Catholic university, offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate academics, values-based leadership programs, and two campus locations in Emmitsburg and Frederick.

Graduate & Adult Community

At Mount St. Mary’s, you bring your real-world experience into the classroom to enhance your learning. Graduate and accelerated/adult undergraduate programs are designed for working adults. What you learn in the classroom today you can implement in the workplace tomorrow.


We know adult learners are also responsible for family, work and unavoidable life events. We provide support to make the process of completing your degree easy. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

Conveniently Located

In 1999, the Mount established its satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland – located just around the corner from the FSK Mall. Only minutes from I-270 and I-70, this campus is a convenient meeting place for students living or working in cities like Baltimore and Washington.


Courses in education and some MBA courses are also offered at the main campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Emmitsburg campus is home to traditional undergraduate students. It is just minutes from the Pennsylvania border.


Depending on the program, classes may also be offered online.

Flexibility & Affordability

Programs are designed for working adults with a focus on flexibility and affordability. For many programs you can opt for a part-time or full-time track in order to finish your degree at your own pace. For all programs, classes are offered year round. Many are offered in 5- and 8-week sessions instead of 15-week semesters.


Mount St. Mary’s offers an incredible value at a competitive price. Cost ranges from $563-$694 (AY22-23) per credit. In addition to a free application, there are no additional fees beyond teacher internship or practicum fees for education programs.