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Campus Aerial imageMount St. Mary's University is the second oldest Catholic university in America.

Mount St. Mary's is a Catholic university committed to education in the service of truth; we seek to cultivate a community of learners formed by faith, engaged in discovery, and empowered for leadership in the Church, the professions, and the world.

As Mount St. Mary's University enters its third century of service to God and to our nation, these four pillars continue to support the 200-year tradition.


We are Catholic in a contemporary way, aware of the diversity of the world in which we live and at the same time proud of our Catholic mission and our Catholic heritage.


You won't just discover your major, you'll discover more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Through our curriculum, you'll uncover the strong qualities that will allow you to succeed in life. The faculty are determined and focused on educating our students to be well-rounded, diverse individuals.


Our charge is to prepare leaders for the global community, and we take that charge seriously. We expect leadership at all levels, and there are many opportunities for leadership at the Mount, whether through our award winning student activities or our outstanding Division I athletic program.


The Mount is a community where doors are held open by people you never met but who soon become your best friends. The people at the Mount genuinely care for you, they care that you succeed, whether inside or outside of the classroom. They care about your family and friends. They care about your classes that you are taking, your job interviews and your applications to graduate school. They care what you are doing now and ten years into the future.

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
Map & Directions | | 301-682-8315