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Academics

Learn Voraciously

Your academic journey at Mount St. Mary's University will be challenging and empowering. You’ll learn to think critically, make ethical decisions, and lead others in tackling the world’s toughest problems. You'll be inspired to explore your faith and question everything courageously as you discover your passions and determine which path your life will take.

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Our curriculum is designed to set you up for success right from the start. And from the moment it does, you’ll become part of a community of students and professors who are dedicated to your success.

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

    If you’re ready to move into the mountains and dive into the full Mount experience, we’re ready for you. Your journey includes the integrated core curriculum and one of the 70 + majors, minors, concentrations, interdisciplinary and special programs.

  • GRADUATE PROGRAMS

    Continue your educational journey under the close tutelage of professors who are both accomplished academics as well as noted practitioners in their fields. Courses are designed to fit your busy schedule, and most programs can be completed within 1-2 years.

  • ADULT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

    Complete the degree you’ve always wanted in a setting that combines the traditional classroom experience with flexible hours and online opportunities. The convenient evening courses are taught in an accelerated format which enables you to complete your degree faster, but you can always finish at your own pace.

A connected, liberal arts education.

Mount St. Mary's University provides students with a solid, Catholic, liberal arts education comprised of integrated academic programs that are each housed within one of five academic divisions:

Opportunities & Resources

Each student's academic path is unique, and fostering academic success is our primary focus at the Mount. We take great pride in providing high-quality opportunities and resources to support every student's academic efforts, such as the writing center, the Honors Program, the Center for Student Engagement and Success, Learning Services, and other various services like our premier tutoring programs. These services not only provide support, but also create an academic community among students, support staff and faculty.

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Study Abroad

Study for a semester or over the summer in a foreign land like Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, or Costa Rica. On a foreign study program you will be accompanied by a Mount faculty member and credits earned are applied to your degree program. And unlike most universities, scholarships and aid from Mount St. Mary’s University applies to our foreign study programs.

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Honors Program

Join a community of other high-achieving students who challenge each other through four years of rigorous study, with opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The program culminates in an intensive research project related to your chosen major during your senior year.

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Fellowships

If you have your eyes set on one of those highly competitive and top-level academic awards (the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Goldwater, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, etc.), the Office of Competitive Fellowships has a solid record of success when it comes to helping applicants. Let us know what we can do to help you earn your fellowship.

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Semester of Service

The Semester of Service is a truly unique opportunity to expand your education into a new and immersive environment. Living off-campus for a semester, you will continue your Mount classes in Philadelphia, perform 20 hours of community engagement per week, and experience exciting parts of city life and culture. In other words, you'll serve others while serving yourself.

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Career Center

The Mount's Career Center is dedicated to your transition from our beautiful mountain campus to wherever your career takes you. Experiential learning opportunities tie hands-on experience to what you learn in the classroom as you work toward your career. From internships and career fairs to preparation for graduate school, the team at the Career Center will help you prepare for the next step in your journey.

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Center for Student Engagement & Success

Have an issue in your academic life? The Center for Student Engagement and Success (CSES) is the place to go. CSES was built as a resource to make your life at the Mount smoother and easier. So when you have a problem, question, conundrum or just a general wondering, the student mentors and administrative staff at CSES are here to help.

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