We’ve never followed the status quo. From our expert and intimately engaged faculty to our open-minded philosophy and diverse community, our campus is like no other – not by accident, but by design.

In 1895, our founders built an institution to open doors for women and knock barriers down – and we’ve been knocking them down since. As society has evolved, so has Notre Dame of Maryland University.

NDMU offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs for women and men in addition to Maryland’s only women’s college. All programs provide a firm foundation in the arts, the sciences, and the deeper question of who you are and what you want to achieve.

Because if you’re going to create a better version of the world, you’ll need to become the best version of yourself. That’s always been our founding principle.

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Committed to Helping Others

A passion for helping others is in our DNA. Our community shares a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals near and far.

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A Community that Carries You Forward

An inclusive community where all voices are welcome, and all perspectives are valued is an integral part of the NDMU experience.

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Become Your Best Self

Ours is a campus culture where women and men discover the inspiration, gain the wisdom, and build the confidence to become all that they aspire to be.

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Our Mission

Founded on truth and justice, on faith and reason, we continue to press the issues and push for progress — providing a foundational education for all who seek to change their world.

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NDMU at a Glance

For 125 years, Notre Dame has delivered an opportunity-filled experience for all who seek to better themselves, and in turn, better the world.

Learn More About NDMU

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Meet our President, Dr. Marylou Yam. She began her career as a nurse, and her renowned research on domestic violence exemplifies NDMU’s commitment to service and to addressing the needs of the underserved.

We offer special educational opportunities for non-English speakers and adult learners over the age of 50, in addition to focused programs about social entrepreneurship and women’s leadership.

One of the many ways we serve the Baltimore community is through our summer programs, including A Child’s Place, Camp Notre Dame, and STEM Camp.