Looking to further your career or change fields entirely?

Getting a master’s degree from Mount Saint Mary College allows you to gain the skills and knowledge you need not only to advance in your field, but also to forge a new path for yourself.

With a master’s degree, you’re prepared to become a leader in your industry. So let us help you prepare to make a change in the world.

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Benefits of Attending Graduate School at the Mount

  • Classes that work around you - Evening and online options. 8-week class schedules. Six start times per year. At the Mount, you get your degree done on your schedule, not ours.
  • Support for your journey - As a graduate student, you’ll benefit from all of the Mount’s student support offices - our Writing Center, Counseling Services, Library, Career Center, and more. They’re here to help you succeed!
  • Dedicated graduate coordinator - You probably don’t know everything about graduate admissions. Thankfully, we have someone who does. Plus, each of our graduate programs also has a faculty member who serves as an advisor for graduate students.
  • Alumni Discount - If you’re an MSMC alum, then you are eligible for a discount of 25% off graduate tuition! Save money and learn from the same great professors you already love.

Graduate Programs

To make your mark on the world, you’ll need a higher level degree in business to support your goals. A master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) teaches you the managerial and leadership skills you need to be successful in business. Here at the Mount, we offer three MBA tracks: on campus, online, and MBA in Healthcare Management.

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If you’re a teacher in New York State or would like to become one, the next step is obtaining a Master of Science in Education to grow your skills as an educator. At the Mount, you can choose to get your MSEd in Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Special Education, or Literacy, as well as take on Middle School Extensions or dual certifications.

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If you want to become a nurse practitioner, you’ll need a Master of Science in Nursing in order to practice. Nurse practitioners can prescribe medications, diagnose conditions, and provide treatment, all while still being focused on patient care. A Master of Science in Nursing can also prepare you for roles in healthcare administration and leadership, teaching, and doctoral school.

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Nurse educators are in demand, and a Master of Science in Nursing Education will help you grow your skills as both a nurse and an educator. If you’re looking to advance your career and help teach the next generation of nurses in either an academic or healthcare setting, getting a Master of Science in Nursing Education is the way to do it.

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While going through both the undergraduate and master's programs at the Mount, I was exposed to a variety of educational experiences in the Hudson Valley.  My professors were extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in both programs. They were constantly updating us on potential job opportunities and always helping us prepare to obtain a job.

Nicole Havrilla ’14, MSE ’16 Elementary Literacy/Reading Teacher
Nicole Havrilla ’14, MSE ’16 Elementary Literacy/Reading Teacher

Getting Started as a Grad Student

Here are the steps to take to become a graduate student at the Mount!

  1. Connect with our Graduate Admissions Counselor to start the process. Attend a Graduate Admissions event, set up a personal appointment, or request more information about the program of your choice.
  2. Apply! You can fill out our online application here
  3. While you wait to hear about your acceptance, research financial aid opportunities for graduate students or meet with our Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
  4. After you’re accepted, set up a meeting with the graduate coordinator for your program to register for classes.
  5. Pay your $300 graduate admissions deposit at msmc.edu/deposit. Please note that deposits are non-refundable and subject to change without notification. 
  6. Prior to your first day, be sure to fill out the required health forms for new students and order any textbooks needed.
  7. Take your first graduate course at the Mount!

Graduate Admissions Criteria

Application requirements:

  • Nursing: 3.0 GPA, Graduate Objective Statement, all official college transcripts from every college/institution attended, 2 academic and/or professional references, Current NYS RN License, Resume
  • Business: 2.85 GPA or GMAT Exam score of 475, Graduate objective statement, all official college transcripts from every college/institution attended, 2 academic and/or professional references
  • Education: 3.0 GPA, Graduate Objective statement, all official college transcripts from every college/institution attended, NYS Teacher Certification (if applicable), 2 academic and/or professional references, on site writing sample (if applicable)

Application fee: No Application Fee Required
Application Deadline:  Rolling Admissions

"I'm proud to be graduating with two degrees from the Mount's School of Business because of the great preparation I have had for the real world."

Blake Keenan ’18 MBA ’19 Accountant
Blake Keenan ’18 MBA ’19 Accountant

“The Mount has given me more tools I can use… I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be taught by [the Mount’s professors]. Their perspectives and experiences in health care expanded my knowledge and abilities.”     

Christian Plaza ’14, MSN ‘18, MBA‘18 Family Nurse Practitioner
Christian Plaza ’14, MSN ‘18, MBA‘18 Family Nurse Practitioner

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