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International Students


The Mount’s welcoming community includes international students from more than a dozen different countries. The Mount, located just north of Washington DC, helps to prepare men and women for the global community of the 21st century. Mount St. Mary's University is committed to building a diverse community as part of its educational, Catholic mission.

Please review our undergraduate admission requirements and then contact our Admissions office, who will be happy to tell you more about the Mount.

What do I need to submit to apply as an international student?

  • The completed application form, along with the $45 application fee.

  • Certified copies in English translation of secondary-level courses and grades, state or national examination results, and the appropriate diploma or certificate received in secondary school. The University highly recommends the use of the World Education Services Credential Evaluations so that we can best assess your candidacy.

  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English was not the language of instruction. International students for whom English is not the native language are required to take the TOEFL and, generally, a minimum score of 550 on the paper test, 83 on the Internet-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test is necessary to be considered for admission.

Those who are offered admission and plan to enroll must also submit:

  • A certified bank statement or affidavit of support documenting that adequate funds are available to pay the full educational and living expenses in the United States for each year of enrollment. Please note that limited academic scholarships, ranging in amount up to but not more than about one-third of the total budget of the educational and living costs, may be available to international applicants with especially strong academic credentials and TOEFL and SAT results. Contact Mark Wagoner, assistant director of admissions, for more information.

  • The Mount St. Mary's medical form, indicating completion of the required United States immunizations, as well as immunizations required by the native country.

Information about obtaining an international student visa can be found on our international students visas and responsibilities webpage.

Undergraduate applications are due by March 1 for the following fall semester. If you have any other questions about applying to Mount St. Mary's University as an international student and entering as an undergraduate candidate, please contact Mark Wagoner in the Admissions Office at 800-448-4347 or

Why do international students come to the Mount?

The Campus Community
With 87% of students living on campus, and a faculty to student ratio of 14:1, this is a small community where everyone helps each other.

Support Services
Our Center for Student Diversity helps to support all students on campus, but specifically underrepresented student populations.

The University offers numerous programs within our Schools of Business, Education, Science and Liberal Arts. In addition, there are many opportunities to study abroad.

Centrally located between Baltimore and Washington DC, yet being able to live in a rural, safe environment is a ideal location for many students.

International Graduate and Seminary Students

International graduate students must maintain a full-time graduate course load, a minimum of 9 credits in the fall and spring semesters. In addition to the requirements listed for admission to the individual graduate programs, international graduate students must also submit upon acceptance:

  • Evidence of English language skills necessary for study at the graduate level. All non-U.S. citizen applicants must achieve a score of 83 (web-based test) or 213 (computer-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Please submit copies of scores with your application and have official results sent directly from the testing agency

  • Certified copies in English translation from World Education Services ( of university/college, secondary level courses and grades, state or national examination results, and the appropriate diploma or certificate received in secondary school for education completed outside the United States

  • Copy of passport (Information page and Visa page)

  • Affidavit of financial support

Students requiring an International Student Visa (either an initial I-20 form or needing to transfer their I-20 from another school) should contact:

Deborah Powell
Director of Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary's University
5350 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
301-447-5396 |

For further information about obtaining an international student visa and the rights and responsibilities of being an international student at the Mount see the student visa page.

International students interested in applying to the graduate Seminary formation program should contact

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