Saint Mary's to Notre Dame Accelerated Master's

Earn a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s and master's degree from Notre Dame in five years—or faster

Undergraduate students at Saint Mary’s College have a unique opportunity to maximize their college experience by taking part in accelerated bachelor's-to-master's programming. The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame will offer guaranteed advance admission to four master's programs for Saint Mary’s students who meet the criteria for entry, which includes GPA and prerequisite coursework. 

This direct-entry pathway allows Saint Mary's students who are both business and non-business majors automatically to be considered for a Notre Dame master's degree. All programs can be completed with one additional year of coursework, or faster.

SMC to ND Master of Nonprofit Administration

Saint Mary’s undergraduate students may pursue a five-year pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree in any field at the College and a Master of Nonprofit Administration at Notre Dame. Students from Saint Mary’s will be accepted into ND’s Master of Nonprofit Administration program during the early application period (typically September) of each academic year for an anticipated August start date.

SMC to ND Master of Science in Management

Saint Mary’s undergraduate students may pursue a five-year pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree in any non-business field at the College and a Master of Science in Management at Notre Dame. Because Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Management program is designed for students without a previous background or education in business, this pathway is open to students pursuing any degree at the College other than a Bachelor of Business Administration. Students from Saint Mary’s will be accepted into ND’s Master of Science in Management program during the early application period (typically September) each academic year for an anticipated June start date.

SMC to ND Master of Science in Finance

Saint Mary’s undergraduate students may pursue a five-year pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree in any field with a serious quantitative emphasis from the College and a Master of Science in Finance from Notre Dame. Because ND’s Master of Science in Finance program is designed for students without a previous background or education in finance, this pathway is only open to students completing a quantitatively oriented degree at the College other than a Bachelor of Business Administration. Students from Saint Mary’s will be accepted into ND’s Master of Science in Finance program during the early application period (typically September) for an anticipated June start date.

SMC to ND Master of Science in Accountancy

Saint Mary’s undergraduate students may complete an accelerated accounting track in 3.5 academic years, in order to pursue a 4.5-year pathway to complete both a Bachelor of Business Administration with the Major or Concentration in Accounting from the College, and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Notre Dame. Students from Saint Mary’s will be accepted into ND’s Master of Science in Accountancy during the early application period (typically September) for an anticipated January start date that same academic year. 

 

A pdf of the required coursework and other criteria needed for acceptance into each master's program can be found here