About Notre Dame of Maryland University

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1895 as a women’s college, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is an innovative Catholic higher learning institution based in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for women and men of all faith traditions.

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With a commitment to service and providing its students with a socially conscious education, our university offers over 60 distinct undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through three colleges and an online learning program:

  • Women’s College
  • College of Adult Undergraduate Studies
  • College of Graduate & Professional Studies
  • NDMU Online

For more than 125 years, Notre Dame has remained committed to its core purpose of transforming the world through education. Since our founding, we’ve graduated more than 26,000 students who have gone on to make a difference in their professional fields, igniting change and transforming lives in their communities and around the world.

Today, NDMU enrolls more than 2,200 students in degree and certificate programs ranging from business and communication arts to pharmacy studies and nursing. They are led by over 100 full-time faculty members, the majority of whom hold doctoral or terminal degrees.

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Our Founders

We were the first Catholic college for women in America to offer the rigorous four-year education that was already available to men at the time. Our founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, brought their internationally renowned teaching skills to Baltimore in 1847 to educate those neglected by society.

Today, the School Sisters of Notre Dame represent the world’s second largest missionary group of religious women, with 3,600 sisters working on five continents. Their ministries include education, social service, health care, and direct service to those in need. They’re strong advocates for education for all, human rights, care of the earth, and world peace.

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For more information

Contact us to learn more about the NMDU ABSN program in Baltimore.