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Accelerated Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in Frederick

The Interdisciplinary Studies program at the Mount is for students who want to combine two related subjects into one major. You'll work with your advisor to create a custom plan, focusing on the coursework that will result in your degree goals. The program can be a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, depending on the courses you choose.

Making it Easy to go Back to School

The Division of Continuing Studies strives to make it easy for adults to go back to school on a part-time basis. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree. We make the traditional college resources available to you to aid in your success, such as our Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services Office, just to name a few.

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  • Undergraduate Major
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  • Accelerated Undergraduate
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  • Special Program

Course Content

Learn more about course requirements for the accelerated undergraduate interdisciplinary studies program at Mount St. Mary's University.

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Virtual Open Houses

Learn more about the Division of Continuing Studies programs at our virtual open house series! Gain more information about our programs from our admissions team and program directors.

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Designed to fit your lifestyle

As a student in the Mount's accelerated undergraduate interdisciplinary studies program we make it easy for you to:

  • Attend convenient classes online - synchronous online one night per week (6-10 p.m.) and asynchronous online classes are also offered.
  • Finish at your own pace. Courses are offered year-round in accelerated 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Receive specialized support for accelerated students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

This program is available to be completed remotely via web conferencing.

Visit the course catalog for more information on the interdisciplinary studies program.

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Todd Bowles, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Coach Todd Bowles Earns Bachelor’s Degree from Mount St. Mary’s University

Thirty-seven years after he left college to pursue a professional football career, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Todd Bowles has earned a bachelor’s degree. Last week, he completed the requirements for a bachelor of science in youth and community development - an interdisciplinary studies degree - from Mount St. Mary’s University, a small Catholic liberal arts university with a 214-year history located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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Affordability & Financial Aid

Programs are designed to take one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the 5- and 8-week classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year.

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $563 per credit*
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $570 per credit*

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college.

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Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Classes for the program begin throughout the year, and submitting your application four weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision.

  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date
  • Classes Begin: Year round
  • Priority Application Deadline: Four weeks prior to start of first course
  • No application fee

Contact us at frederickadmissions@msmary.edu.

Admissions Requirements

The Mount's accelerated undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit toward a bachelor's degree. Admissions requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution
  • No application fee

A complete application includes

  • Free online application; Apply in 10 minutes or less
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school; eTranscripts should be sent to Frederick Admissions.

frederickadmissions@msmary.edu 301-682-8315

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