To be considered for admission to a graduate program at Notre Dame, a new applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Admission Requirements

1. Application

Please be sure to complete section V: Work Experience. Our program is designed for nurses in practice. Applicants who are not currently practicing nurses will not be considered for the program.

Application materials should be submitted to:

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

2. Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Please be sure to include education, work experience, and certifications.

3. Official Transcript(s)

  • All baccalaureate, graduate, and associate/community college coursework
  • Must have a completed BSN degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must have completed a college-level statistics course, or equivalent as approved by the Program Director, with grade of C (70%) or higher 

Sealed official transcripts should be sent directly to the School of Nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

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).

3. Unencumbered & Active Registered Nursing License

License must be from Maryland or a compact state.

5. Essay

The NDMU School of Nursing prepares graduates for opportunities and possibilities of fulfilling the mission to “transform the world.” The essay is considered seriously in the application review process. Take care to write clearly and logically, with attention to correct structure and format of good writing. APA formatting is preferred.

Please address both of the following instructions in a 500-700 word essay:

  • Describe how you intend to work towards fulfilling the mission of “transforming the world” upon program completion. Please address this topic from the perspective of the concentration to which you are applying. Please make mention of your specific goals for the future.
  • Provide a balanced assessment of your personal characteristics that may enhance your ability to become a leader in fulfilling this mission.

Next Steps

Upon review and evaluation of all required admission materials, selected applicants may be invited to interview with nursing faculty. NDMU operates on rolling admissions. Decisions are usually returned about 2-4 weeks after all application materials are completed and processed. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2024 is August 23rd, 2024.

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.