Accelerate Your Success
SMC to ND Master of Nonprofit Administration 4+1

Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business have partnered to offer accelerated bachelor’s to master’s programs. For Saint Mary’s students who meet the criteria for entry, Notre Dame offers guaranteed admission to a Master of Nonprofit Administration that can be completed with one additional year of coursework or less.

How it Works

Saint Mary’s undergraduate students may pursue a five-year pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree in any field at the College (other than Business Administration) and a Master of Nonprofit Administration at Notre Dame.

Students from Saint Mary’s are 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.

To be considered, students must satisfy all of the following criteria:

complete a bachelor’s degree at the College by the month of August, preceding the program’s August start date that same month

  • complete one of the following:

    • Minor in justice studies

    • Minor in social work

    • Major in social work

  • achieve an overall minimum GPA of 3.5

  • pay the deposit for admitted students to Notre Dame 30 days after formal notification of admission

Contact Information and Links

First-Year Students

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Office of Graduate Studies, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 284-4587


Current Saint Mary’s Students

If you are a current student and are interested in learning more about post-graduate opportunities at Notre Dame, stop by the advising office at Saint Mary’s so we can help you plan for your post-graduate education.

You can also email us with questions,

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