To be considered for admission to a graduate program at Notre Dame, a new applicant must must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale.

Admission Requirements

1. Application

Application materials should be submitted to:

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Theresa Hall 001
4701 North Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

2. Official Transcript(s)

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to

Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit an official course by course evaluated transcript. Learn more at World Education Services (WES).

Note: Students with a graduate degree from a foreign university are not automatically admitted. They may be invited to take one or more of the admissions tests in order to advance their candidacy for admission, especially programs with an admissions cap.

3. Essay

Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word essay: 

  • Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgment and flexibility. Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life.
  • Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal.
    • What were the challenges involved?
    • What were the accomplishments?
    • Finally, what did you learn from the work?

Alumnae Applicants

Alumnae of the University are exempt from providing transcripts, unless they attended another institution after completing their degree at Notre Dame.

Transfer Students

Students with graduate level work completed at another university are eligible to transfer up to six credits.

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