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Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facilities and Services

Mount Web Portal

The Mount Portal (www.portal.msmary.edu) allows students to view their grades, print unofficial transcripts, edit personal information, view account balances, and make online payments of tuition and fees.

Interactive course pages are available through Moodle (www.moodle.msmary.edu), our web-based learning management system. Here students can access course material, submit assignments, participate in discussion forums, and take tests.

To access both sites, students must have a Mount email account (login and password are mailed to students upon registering for their first class). Mount email is the official outlet for student-to-professor corespondence. Students may retain their email account for life.

For more information, contact the Mount’s information technology department at 301-447-5220.

Information Technology

Free access to electronic mail and the Internet is provided campuswide via high-speed cable and wireless access. Five public and departmental labs with 100 PCs are available, as well as facilities such as the Verizon tele-classroom.

The Mount’s website (www.msmary.edu) provides access to the university’s campuswide information system, including the Mount Portal (see above).

Standard software used on campus includes Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Students needing technical assistance may call the help desk at 301-447-5220 or email help@msmary.edu.

Academic Advising

The directors and staff of the graduate programs are available to assist students in course selection and degree planning. Contact the Frederick Campus at 301-682-8315 for more information.

Advising is available in person in Frederick, over the phone, or via email.


The Monsignor Hugh J. Phillips Library on the main campus in Emmitsburg provides resources and facilities for study and research by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars. The book collection contains more than 175,000 volumes. In addition, there are some 700,000 volumes from the member libraries of the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium available free to Mount students through a daily courier delivery system. Interlibrary loan service is also provided to supplement the current collection. Similar partnerships include a membership with Catholic Research Resources Alliance, which provides a digital archives collection, the Maryland Independent College and University Association, which provides students and faculty access to the collections of each MICUA member library, and OCLC, the world’s largest cooperative network.

The library subscribes to some 900 literary, scientific, and professional journals, and in addition provides access to thousands of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal titles through online databases. Among those databases, available at no additional cost to library patrons, are the Consortium libraries’ online catalog (Voyager), ERIC, ProQuest’s Full Text Education Journals, EBSCO Host’s Academic Search Premier, PsychINFO, and LEXIS-NEXIS. Audiovisual media are available to individuals and groups.

For education students, a selection of children’s literature and professional resources for use in lesson and unit planning is available on the lower level of the Phillips Library.

The Writing Center

The University’s award-winning Writing Center, located in the lower level of the Knott Academic Center on the main campus, assists students in developing their skills in writing analytically and critically. Available to students from all disciplines at all levels of skill, the center offers instruction in a variety of forms: tutorials, short courses, and workshops. Tutors are trained to help in every step of the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. The center is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening “drop-in” hours are available on the main floor of Phillips Library on the main campus Sunday through Thursday evenings. Contact the Writing Center at 301-447-5367.

The Career Center

The Mount’s Career Center offers a comprehensive program to assist graduate students and alumni in addressing career concerns and options to be successful in today’s global economy. Services include career counseling, self-assessment inventories, assistance with résumé and interview preparation, on-campus interviews, job fairs, and other job search strategies. The center is located on the main campus on the second floor of McGowan Hall. Appointments by Skype and phone are also available.

Phone: 301-447-5202
Fax: 301-447-5243
Email: career-center@msmary.edu

Learning Services

Disability Services

Mount St. Mary’s University recognizes that students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations and appropriate academic adjustments as stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Current and valid documentation of disability, including functional limitations and impact on academic performance, is required. Students with disabilities should contact the director of learning services to discuss eligibility for services.


Books can be shipped by request from the main campus to the Frederick Campus. Students may purchase textbooks in several ways:
Phone: 301-447-5271
Fax: 301-447-5629
Via secure email: sm344@bncollege.com
Visit the bookstore on the Mount St. Mary’s campus in Emmitsburg

Orders may be paid for by credit card or check. The bookstore’s website is www.msmary.edu/ bookstore.