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

Admission Requirements

Initial Teaching Certification Programs

ACT, MAT, and MATESOL Programs

1. Application

Application materials should be submitted to:

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

processing@ndm.edu

2. Official Transcript(s)

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework should be sent directly to NDMU. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to processing@ndm.edu.

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. Essay

Note: Essay requirement is waived for students who have completed a previous master’s degree. An official copy of the degree-bearing transcript must be provided.

Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word essay: 

  • Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgment and flexibility. Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life.
  • Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal. 
    • What were the challenges involved? 
    • What were the accomplishments? 
    • Finally, what did you learn from the work?

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Note: Recommendation requirement is waived for applicants currently working full-time in a public school system or private school.

Recommendation Form (PDF)

MAT/GEI 10-Month Cohort for Initial Teaching Certification

MAT/GEI 10-Month Cohort

1. Application

Application materials should be submitted to:

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

processing@ndm.edu

Submission Deadline: June 15

Students with completed applications will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis until the deadline.

Start Date: July 15

2. Official Transcript(s)

Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and/or community college coursework should be sent directly to NDMU. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to processing@ndm.edu.

Students with degrees from universities outside the United States should submit an official course by course evaluated transcript. Learn more at World Education Services (WES).

3. Essay

Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word essay: 

  • Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgment and flexibility. Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life.
  • Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal. 
    • What were the challenges involved? 
    • What were the accomplishments? 
    • Finally, what did you learn from the work?

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are required for all GEI/MAT applicants. At least one letter must be an academic recommendation and one must be a professional recommendation.

Recommendation Form (PDF)

Graduate Programs for Certified Teachers

Master’s, Post-Master’s, & CASE Programs

1. Application

Application materials should be submitted to: 

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

processing@ndm.edu

2. Official Transcript(s)

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework should be sent directly to NDMU. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to processing@ndm.edu.

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. Essay

Note: Essay requirement is waived for students who have completed a previous master’s degree. An official copy of the degree-bearing transcript must be provided.

Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word essay: 

  • Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgment and flexibility. Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life.
  • Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal. 
    • What were the challenges involved? 
    • What were the accomplishments? 
    • Finally, what did you learn from the work?

4. Two Letters of Recommendation (CASE Applicants Only)

Recommendation Form (PDF)

Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. Programs

1. Application

Application materials should be submitted to: 

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

processing@ndm.edu

2. Official Transcript(s)

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework should be sent directly to NDMU. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to processing@ndm.edu.

For transfer evaluation, please provide all post-baccalaureate transcripts.

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. Personal Statement

Please type a personal statement, no longer than one page, describing your plans and area of research.

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Two letters or forms of recommendation are required. Recommenders should be familiar with your professional and/or academic work.

Letters of recommendation are to be returned directly to the Doctoral Admissions Review Committee at the address above.

Recommendation Form (PDF)

Alumnae Applicants

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

Students with a Master’s Degree

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

Transfer Students

Students with graduate level work completed at another university are eligible to transfer up to six credits.

Contact

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Jennifer Lampton
Enrollment Manager - School of Education
410-532-5504