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Division of Graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies

Life very rarely follows a straight path, and for many people, the educational journey is sometimes complicated. But the key is that it continues. The Division of Graduate, Professional and Continuing Studies operates to assist those of you who want to earn an undergrad or graduate degree, but may not have the time to be a full-time student.

Our division operates from Mount St. Mary’s University Frederick campus, and offers convenient evening and online courses intended for working adults. Our faculty and staff are experts in their fields, but more importantly, they understand what it takes for working adults to make the commitment to earn their degree. And they are here to give you the support and encouragement to reach your goals.

5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick, MD 21703


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Adult Undergraduate Programs

Continue working and attend convenient evening classes at our Frederick campus or online classes to earn a degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in:

Certificate Programs

Working professionals can also earn certificates in:

Graduate Programs

Mount St. Mary’s also offers graduate programs built to accommodate working professionals. By attending once-a-week evening classes at our convenient Frederick campus or completing some of your classes online, you can earn a graduate degree in:

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A Message From the Dean.

Welcome to the Mount’s Division of Graduate, Continuing, and Professional Studies. We are honored to have you here. We began serving working adult students with convenient evening or online classes in Frederick, MD in 1999. For almost 20 years, we have been providing opportunities for adult students to achieve their higher education dreams! Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you will find here a dynamic intersection of education and the real world. Some of our faculty are full-time university professors, while others are working professionals in their chosen careers by day and professors here by night. This combination helps students not only learn the concepts in their field of interest but also see how theory fits into concrete experience. We hope students will apply what they learn in our classrooms tonight in their workplaces tomorrow. We invite you to join us in writing the next chapter in our story … and yours.

Jennifer L. Staiger, Ph.D. Dean
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Student Resources and Opportunities

Not only is our Frederick campus physically more convenient for many of our students, but we have implemented technology and resources to maximize access to the spectrum of educational advantages available to all students of Mount St. Mary’s University.

  • resources and support

    At the Frederick campus we pride ourselves in offering our students an abundance of resources and support to make their experience seamless. Program directors and staffare available to assist students in course selection and degree planning, offering advising in person in Frederick, over the phone, or via email.

  • Career Center

    The Mount’s Career Center offers a comprehensive program to assist students and alumni in addressing career concerns and options to be successful in today’s global economy. Services include career counseling, self-assessment inventories, assistance with résumé and interview preparation, on-campus interviews, job fairs, and other job search strategies.

  • Writing Center

    Whether you’re just getting back into writing and need a crash course on effective paragraphing, or you’re looking for long term strategies to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills the University's award-winning Writing Center will work with your schedule to get you on track.

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty serve as advisors to our students, invest in them both personally and professionally, and give them the knowledge and tools to make an impact in the world.

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