Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

To be considered for admissions to Notre Dame of Maryland University for undergraduate study, students need the following materials:
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended. Transcripts submitted for admissions review purposes must be from an accredited college/university.
If applying without an associate’s degree (AA/AS), then you will also need:
  • Official high school transcript, diploma or valid GED indicating high school completion.
  • Submit resume indicating at least one year of work or military experience (beyond high school)

Note: Admissions to the undergraduate program is typically based on a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher (all college credits taken or high school or comparable GED score). If the cumulative GPA is between 2.0 and 2.45, students are required to take additional testing (Accuplacer test). International students will also be required to submit:

  • Official transcripts (high school or college) translated and evaluated through World Education Services (WES) or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) for course-by-course credit evaluation and U.S. grade equivalencies.
  • Official TOEFL test score
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Graduate Admissions

To be considered for admission to Notre Dame of Maryland University for graduate programs, a new applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and submit the following:
  • Completed application
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate coursework taken. Transcripts submitted for admissions review purposes must be from an accredited college/university.
  • Admissions Essay (Please see below)
  • Resume

Admissions essay question: Please address the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions essay: What are your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study in your chosen program? How have your experiences (academic, professional and/or personal) prepared you to successfully complete this program? International (F-1) students will also be required to submit:

  • Official college transcripts translated and evaluated through World Education Services (WES) or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) for course-by-course credit evaluation and U.S. grade equivalencies.
  • Official TOEFL test score

Additional information for Graduate Admissions

Alumni Applicants

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

Students with a Master’s Degree

Students who have completed a previous master’s degree are exempt from completing the essay requirement.

Transfer Credit Option

Students with graduate level work completed at another university are eligible to transfer up to six credits from a similar program. Request for review is made at admissions and approval comes from the dean of the School.

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Ph.D Program (Higher Education Leadership) Admissions

  • Completed Ph.D. application
  • Official transcript(s) - Please provide all official transcripts from undergraduate, graduate and/or community college course work. Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit an official translated transcript. For information about a World Education Services (WES) course by course evaluation, please visit wes.org.
  • Two letters of recommendation (see recommendation forms)
  • Personal statement
  • GRE or Miller Analogy Test Scores

Additional information for Graduate Admissions

Alumni Applicants

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

Students with a Master’s Degree

Students who have completed a previous master’s degree are exempt from completing the essay requirement.

Transfer Credit Option

Students with graduate level work completed at another university are eligible to transfer up to six credits from a similar program. Request for review is made at admissions and approval comes from the dean of the School.

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Certificate in Risk Management

The Certificate in Risk Management is a non-degree, graduate-level program. In order to be approved for this program, students need to submit the following:
  • Completed form
  • Completion of bachelor's degree – transcripts needed for verification of degree received
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Due to the nature of the program, students should have substantive professional experience that lends itself to developing risk expertise. International students would need a strong command of the English language as indicated by an official TOEFL score (550 or higher).

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