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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing Studies Academic and Other Resources

Learning Services

See Main Campus Academic and Other Resources  .


See Main Campus Academic and Other Resources .

MOUNTcard holders may check books and articles out of the Phillips Library on the Mount St. Mary’s campus. They also have access to many computer-based research engines, journal databases and interlibrary loans. The library has access to interlibrary loans, and books ordered by students can be delivered to the Hood College Library for pick-up in Frederick.

Information Technology

Online Access

All Mount St. Mary’s students receive online access to course and account information, libraries and research opportunities through the University’s academic portal. Information is provided to students on portal access when they register for courses. Mount e-mail is essential for adequate communication with the faculty and administration and for important notices sent out periodically from the Continuing Studies programs. All Mount information from the division will be sent to students at their Mount e-mail address.

Mount Web Portal

The Mount Portal (portal.msmary.edu) is a Web portal that allows students to access enhanced services both inside and outside the Mount campus. Students can access course material, view a professor’s web page, view their grades and make account payments, all through this site. To access this site, students must have a Mount e-mail account (login and password are mailed to students upon registering for classes). For more information, contact the Mount information technology department at 301-447-5220.

Career Center

The Career Center builds opportunities for students and alumni to take an active role in their career development through career and graduate school counseling, educational programming, such as internships, and employer services. Our mission is to assist every Mount student, past and present, with the task of articulating their journey to become ethical leaders who live significantly.

The Career Center offers a comprehensive program to assist students and alumni in addressing career concerns and options to be successful in today’s global economy. Services include, but are not limited to, career counseling, self-assessment inventories, assistance with cover letters and résumés, interview preparation, on-campus interviews, job fairs, networking opportunities, graduate  school search strategies and other job search strategies.

Additionally, organizations and graduate/professional schools are increasingly requiring candidates to have relevant experiences. With this in mind, the Career Center assists students in discerning their vocation and gaining practical experience to complement their educational pursuits by managing internships and other experiential education opportunities in local, regional, national and international locations.  Internships are highly recommended throughout all majors and are centralized through the Career Center.

Frederick students can call for an iappointment. We meet in person, on skype or zoom or by phone.

The Career Center strives to support all Mount students and alumni through the transition from academic learning to their lives as productive, responsible citizens. The Career Center also hosts numerous events and workshops throughout the semester. Please see www.msmary.edu/career for more information.

Career Center and Graduate/Professional School Preparation

The University offers various programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. These courses have been designed to offer an excellent liberal education, to prepare students for careers in the professional or business worlds, and to enable them to gain admission to professional or graduate schools. The MSMU Career Center works in tandem with the Schools to provide support to students who are applying to graduate school through search strategies, resumes and mock interviewing.


Students may purchase textbooks by:

phone: 800-468-1808 or 301-447-5271

fax: 301-447-5629

Via secure e-mail: 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.


Official transcripts will be provided to schools, employers or to the individual at no cost to the student. Transcripts can be issued in either paper or electronic format.

Written request must be made for each transcript. The request will be made online through this link: https://inside.msmary.edu/registrar/transcript-requests.html

No request can be honored until the financial account has been cleared by the Finance Office. Requests will be processed as expeditiously as possible; however, a minimum of five working days should be allowed for processing. During examination periods, registration and the two-week period immediately before and after the end of semesters, there may be an additional delay.

Students who need a paper copy of their transcript more quickly may submit a rush transcript request. These requests can be processed and mailed within 24 hours of the request provided there are no extenuating circumstances (such as unpaid bills). The charge for a rush transcript is $25 and must be paid at the time of request.