Graduate Admission Frequently Asked Questions
Our admission counselors have compiled a list of common questions many prospective graduate students have throughout the admission and financial aid process. If you have additional questions, please contact your graduate admission counselor and she will be happy to help.
Admissions and Application Questions
- What is the application deadline?
- Is there an application fee?
- What are GPA requirements for admission?
- Do you have any special requirements for international students?
- What is the process for submitting letters of recommendation?
- Is the GRE or GMAT test required for admission?
- How do I check the status of my application?
- How do I add, change a program, update/correct my mailing or email address, or make a correction after submitting my application?
- Can I change the term that I originally applied for?
- My application is complete. When will I receive an admission decision?
- I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree. Can I still be considered for admission?
- Can I defer my admission?
- Will there be an orientation for new graduate students?
Tuition and Financial Aid Questions
- How much is tuition for graduate programs at Mount Mary?
- How do I apply for financial aid?
- Other than loans, what other financial aid is available?
Academic Program Questions
- What graduate programs does Mount Mary offer?
- Are graduate programs open to men?
- Will my graduate credits transfer from another institution to Mount Mary?
- Can I take a graduate course if I am an undergraduate?
- Is there a graduate student handbook I can use as a reference?
Application deadlines vary by program. We strongly encourage you to begin your application process early. Some programs have strict prerequisite requirements that may require preparation a year in advance. View the program’s admission requirements information for specific deadlines.
Yes. There is a $45 application fee for U.S. students and $100 application fee for international applicants. The fee is waived for Mount Mary alumnae.
A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 based on a 4-point scale is required. Individual program requirements may vary and may require higher grade point averages.
Yes. See our International Admissions for Graduate Study information for details on the materials you are required to submit.
A complete letter of recommendation includes the Letter of Recommendation for Graduate Study Form and a narrative evaluation. The recommender should send this information to the Office for Graduate Education at Mount Mary University by mail, fax or email once completed. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to contact individuals to write letters of recommendation on his or her behalf.
No. Mount Mary does not require the GRE or GMAT for admission. We look at your entire academic record, letters of recommendation and other application materials to evaluate your credentials.
You can check your application status by logging on to MyMountMary, the online campus portal. Get step-by-step instructions to check your application status.
How do I add, change a program, update/correct my mailing or email address, or make a correction after submitting my application?
Email email@example.com or call 414-256-1252 to make changes after submitting your application.
Yes. Please contact your graduate admission counselor to make this change.
Admission dates vary by program. The Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Science in Dietetics, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in English have rolling admissions. Admission decisions are generally made within two weeks after your completed application is reviewed.
The Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy, Master of Science in Art Therapy, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and the Dietetics Internship programs do not have rolling admissions. You will be notified of the admission decision shortly after the program’s application deadline date.
Yes. You may apply for graduate programs during the final term of your bachelor’s degree program. Submit all required admission materials and your official transcript to date to the Office for Graduate Education. Upon graduation, you will need to submit a final official transcript to verify that you have received your bachelor’s degree.
Yes. Please contact your graduate admission counselor to defer your admission date.
Yes. New graduate student orientations are held at the beginning of the fall and spring semester for all programs except the Dietetics Internship and Master of Business Administration. The Dietetics Internship and Master of Business Administration programs directors will contact students enrolling in those programs with orientation information specific to those programs.
Tuition rates vary depending on program. View graduate tuition and fees.
To apply for federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Mount Mary’s school code is: 003869 . Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.
Mount Mary offers tuition discounts for employees of select Milwaukee area companies and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are available. Discounts range from 5 to 50 percent of tuition. In addition, Mount Mary offers graduate assistantships for graduate students to work for a Mount Mary department while attending school. Graduate assistantships include a stipend and positions are limited.
External companies and organizations provide scholarships and fellowships for graduate study as well, so check with your employer, regional and national professional organizations in your field, and charitable foundations to find additional scholarship opportunities.
Mount Mary University has seven master’s degree programs and one professional doctorate program. View a complete list of programs.
Yes. All graduate programs are open to women and men.
Yes. Credits must be from a regionally accredited college or university, and be approved
by your graduate program director.
Yes, but only if you are a high-achieving undergraduate student with senior status at Mount Mary University. Contact your graduate admission counselor for more information.
Yes. The graduate student handbook is online and provides information on services available to graduate students, academic and tuition policies, and other information.