Online Graduate Admissions Welcome Packet

Within this Welcome Packet webpage, you will find information to help you start your academic experience at MU, from course registration to financial aid options and more. Information about orientation will be sent to you separately by the academic department. Take advantage of this opportunity and plan to participate. Marymount is known for its personal attention to students, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

Office of Graduate Enrollment Services
Marymount University
1000 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 2050
Arlington, VA 22201

Mailing Address
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 284-5901
(800) 548-7638
grad.admissions@marymount.edu

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

Each online program will have an Orientation course opening two weeks before the program begins. You will have access to it through Canvas and it will be available to you throughout your program. It will hold program related resources, as well as guidance on how to navigate Canvas and how to be a successful online student. Look forward to more information soon!

Student ID's

Students wishing to order an ID can find more information about how to order an ID card here

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Registration Checklist

Registration Checklist

Enroll

  • To activate your student account, a prerequisite to register for classes, please use this link. Click here to access helpful guides and resources for our new student planning system, My MU Plan.
  • Register for classes: Do this as soon as possible after  you activate your student account. Visit the Registrar's webpage for more details about registration periods, class end and start dates, exam periods, and holidays. Click here for a helpful guide to registering for class. For help registering, please email Marina Borrero at Marina.Borrero@online.marymount.edu.
  • Attend a Welcome Webinar: This Webinar will be hosted by your Student Success Advisor so you can formally meet one another and go over important program information before you begin your first semester. Once available, your Admissions Advisor will reach out to you with open dates and times for you to attend.
  • Attend orientation: Most Marymount graduate programs require that you participate in orientation. More information about orientation will be sent to you by the academic departments. 
  • Review the Marymount University Catalog for the year you are entering study.  
  • If you need assistance with financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid by e-mail at financial.aid@marymount.edu or call 703-284-1530.  Please also visit the “Financing your Graduate Education” section.
  • Please review the Student Health Services page for full details concerning vaccination and student health requirements for nursing students. Failure to provide required documentation by certain deadlines can result in a registration block. (Note: EdD students are excluded from these requirements.)
  • Complete your documentation: If you acceptance letter outlined missing or incomplete documents, such as official transcripts, diplomas, or test scores, please have these sent to the Graduate Admissions Office as soon as possible. Incomplete documentation will result in a registration hold being placed on your account until the required documentation is received.
  • Get your student ID: The MU BlueCard is your multipurpose ID. BlueCards are availible Monday through Friday in the Parking and ID Office in Ireton Hall. These services are available at orientation.
  • Purchase books and supplies: Marymount University's Barnes & Noble Bookstore has books for purchase and for rent, plus supplies, clothing, and many other items. Visit the bookstore for special offers.
  • Complete health insurance waiver if coverage is not needed: All students who are registered for 9 or more credits are automatically enrolled in the school health insurance plan provided by United Healthcare. The annual insurance premium will appear as a line item on your Student Account bill when you receive it. For information on this coverage, please visit the Student Health Services page. Please note that you do have the option of waiving the coverage online if you already have coverage. Email questions to shealthc@marymount.edu

Before the start of classes, your program point of contact is the adviser or Program Director specified in the welcome email from Ana David, Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Services, at 703-284-5901 or resposit@marymount.edu.  Once you matriculate, you can learn more about what courses are required for your degree and to monitor your progress by logging in to Marynet and reviewing your Program Evaluation (EVAL) in the "Marynet for Students" section. If you have questions or concerns regarding your Program Evaluation, please contact your adviser. Adviser assignments can also be found in the "Marynet for Students" portal after the start of classes.

 

Contact Information & Directory

Contact Information & Directory

Marymount University Contact Information for Online Students

Student Success Advisor

Marina Borrero
marina.borrero@online.marymount.edu
703-682-9536

Admissions

admissions@online.marymount.edu
888-902-1771

Marymount University Contact Information

Marymount University-
Main Campus

2807 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4299

Ballston Center

1000 N. Glebe Rd. 
Arlington, VA 22201

General Information

703-522-5600
800-828-1120

Weather and Emergency Line
(Class Cancellations)

703-526-6888
(Also sign up for MU Alerts)

Financial Affairs

Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer

St. Joseph Hall
703-284-1480

Student Accounts and Cashier's Office

Rowley Hall
703-284-1490

Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rowley Hall
703-284-1550

Center for Teaching and Learning

Rowley Hall
703-284-1538

Information Technology Services

Reinsch Library
703-526-6990

Library and Learning Services (Main Campus)

Emerson G. Reinsch Library
703-284-1533

Library and Learning Services (Ballston Center Campus)

703-284-5949

Registrar

Rowley Hall
703-284-1520

Reston Center

703-284-5770

School of Design, Arts and Humanities

Gailhac Hall
703-284-1560

School of Business and Technology

Ballston Center
703-284-5910

School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education

Rowley Hall
703-284-1620

Malek School of Health Professions

Caruthers Hall
703-284-1580

Study Abroad (Center for Global Education)

Rowley Hall
703-284-1677

Student Development and Enrollment Management

Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment

Butler Hall
703-284-1511

Graduate Enrollment Services

Ballston Center
703-284-5901
800-548-7638

Athletics

Rose Benté Lee Center
703-284-1619

Campus Ministry

The Lodge
703-284-1607

Campus Safety

Ireton Hall
703-284-1601

Career Services and Student Employment

Rowley Hall
703-284-5960

Commuter Student Services and Graduate Student Services

The Lodge
703-284-5749

Counseling Center

Berg Hall
703-526-6861

Dining

Berg Hall
703-284-1608

Financial Aid

Rowley Hall
703-284-1530

Housing (Office of Campus and Residential Services)

Berg Hall
703-284-1608

International Student Services

Gerard Hall
703-526-6922

ID and Parking Office

Ireton Hall
703-284-5700

Military and Veteran Student Services

Gerard Hall
703-284-1521

Student Access Services

Rowley Hall
703-526-6922

Student Activities

The Lodge
703-284-1611

Student Affairs

Gerard Hall
703-284-1611

Student Health Center

Berg Hall
703-284-1610


To find the contact information for any other department or person, please consult our online directory.

Financing Your Graduate Education

Financing Your Graduate Education

Your graduate education is one of the most important investments you will ever make, and Marymount University works to ensure that financial support is available to help you reach your educational goals.

Below is an outline of the various options that may be available to you. For further information contact the Financial Aid Office or the Graduate Admissions office.

Graduate Tuition Rates

Full and part-time students: Charged per credit hour. See the Student Accounts website for rates.

Graduate Student Fees

Technology Fee: Charged per credit hour. Current fee is available on the Student Accounts website.

New Student Fee: New-student programs, standard transcript requests, graduation fees (except late petition fees) and continuous and late registration fees. See the Student Accounts website.

Course Fees: See the Student Accounts website.

Assistantships & Employment

Assistantships & Employment

Graduate assistantships and campus employment are available to eligible graduate students wishing to offset the cost of their education.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships provide tuition waiver for up to 9 graduate credits in exchange for service to the University. Full-time graduate students (9 graduate credits) are preferred; Part-time students must be taking at least 6 graduate credits.

There are three categories of GA:

  • full time GA waives 9 graduate credits in exchange for 20 hrs work weekly
  • 2/3 GA waives 6 graduate credits in exchange for 14 hours work weekly
  • 1/3 GA waives 3 credits in exchange for 7 hours work weekly

Marymount University is an AA/EEO employer. The University has approximately 80 GA positions. Students apply for a GA position through the Marymount Jobs site. Positions are posted as they become available with most postings typically occurring several weeks leading up to the start of a new semester.

On-Campus Employment

Campus Employment is available to full-time students. The University pays these students from its own resources. Students apply for jobs through the Center for Career Services.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

This grant is specifically for Virginia residents who are full-time students pursuing their first graduate degree in the field of health professions. Eligible programs include Health Care Management, Health Promotion Management, Nursing, and Physical Therapy. The VTAG is a non-need-based grant, and there is no requirement for repayment. If you meet the criteria for state residency, you can receive assistance for a total of four semesters. The amount of the grant varies each academic year depending on state funding. Students receiving full tuition waivers from employers, or graduate assistantships, are not eligible for this grant. Apply by submitting a VTAG application, available on the Financial Aid Office website. The deadline is July 31 of each year.

Scholarships

Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of a specific type of accomplishment, such as academic performance or leadership, in a particular field of study. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Available graduate scholarships are as follows:

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship, for graduate students in Interior Design, is awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 400-600 word essay explaining the student's inspiration to pursue a professional career in Interior Design, professional goals, or special areas of interest. Review the criteria and application procedures online.

The Diotima Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a graduate student in the English and the Humanities program who demonstrates both financial need and merit. The Diotima Scholarship is awarded annually and provides a $2,400 award. To apply, you must have completed at least nine (9) credits in the program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. For essay requirements, contact Dr. Amy Scott-Douglass, amysd@marymount.edu.

Human Resource Leadership Awards Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in the Human Resource field. It is sponsored by the Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 or better. Contact: Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, info@hrleadership.org.

National Science Foundation CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service
This scholarship is available to students pursuing an M.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in computer science or the M.S. in Cybersecurity. It provides a $12,000 stipend, full tuition and academic fees, a $1,000 book allowance, funding for conference attendance, and a paid summer internship. Upon graduation, recipients will fulfill a two-year work commitment in the cybersecurity field with a federal, state, or local government agency or a federally funded research and development company. Contact Dr. Diane Murphy (Diane.Murphy@marymount.edu) for more information.

Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship
This scholarship program is open to full-or-part-time students enrolled in a graduate nursing program in Virginia. Priority will be given to a master's degree or doctoral candidates who plan to teach in community colleges. Scholarship recipients must complete their degree requirements within two years and teach at a Virginia school of Nursing  as a condition of accepting the scholarship. Students chosen for this highly competitive scholarship will receive $20,000 a year for up to two years, while completing their graduate coursework. Applicants should review the criteria at the Virginia Department of Health website.

Fastweb
Internet sources, such as Fastweb.com can increase your aid options. Other  financing options can include private foundations, organizations, professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

Grants

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

This grant is specifically for Virginia residents who are full-time students pursuing their first graduate degree in the field of health professions. Eligible programs include Health Care Management, Health Promotion Management, Nursing, and Physical Therapy. The VTAG is a non-need-based grant, and there is no requirement for repayment. If you meet the criteria for state residency, you can receive assistance for a total of four semesters. The amount of the grant varies each academic year depending on state funding. Students receiving full tuition waivers from employers, or graduate assistantships, are not eligible for this grant. Apply by submitting a VTAG application, available on the Financial Aid Office website. The deadline is July 31 of each year.

Scholarships

Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of a specific type of accomplishment, such as academic performance or leadership, in a particular field of study. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Available graduate scholarships are as follows:

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship, for graduate students in Interior Design, is awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 400-600 word essay explaining the student's inspiration to pursue a professional career in Interior Design, professional goals, or special areas of interest. Review the criteria and application procedures online.

The Diotima Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a graduate student in the English and the Humanities program who demonstrates both financial need and merit. The Diotima Scholarship is awarded annually and provides a $2,400 award. To apply, you must have completed at least nine (9) credits in the program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. For essay requirements, contact Dr. Amy Scott-Douglass, amysd@marymount.edu.

Human Resource Leadership Awards Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in the Human Resource field. It is sponsored by the Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 or better. Contact: Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, info@hrleadership.org.

National Science Foundation CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

This scholarship is available to students pursuing an M.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in computer science or the M.S. in Cybersecurity. It provides a $12,000 stipend, full tuition and academic fees, a $1,000 book allowance, funding for conference attendance, and a paid summer internship. Upon graduation, recipients will fulfill a two-year work commitment in the cybersecurity field with a federal, state, or local government agency or a federally funded research and development company. Contact Dr. Diane Murphy (Diane.Murphy@marymount.edu) for more information.

Virginia Nurse Educator Scholarship

This scholarship program is open to full-or-part-time students enrolled in a graduate nursing program in Virginia. Priority will be given to a master's degree or doctoral candidates who plan to teach in community colleges. Scholarship recipients must complete their degree requirements within two years and teach at a Virginia school of Nursing  as a condition of accepting the scholarship. Students chosen for this highly competitive scholarship will receive $20,000 a year for up to two years, while completing their graduate coursework. Applicants should review the criteria at the Virginia Department of Health website.

Fastweb

Internet sources, such as Fastweb.com can increase your aid options. Other  financing options can include private foundations, organizations, professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission to the university. No awards can be made until after you've been accepted to Marymount.

International Students

To qualify for federal or state assistance, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen. International students who are not eligible for these forms of aid may wish to pursue assistantships and payment plans to finance their graduate studies.

Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

This loan is available to eligible degree and certificate seeking students who will be enrolled at least half time. Maximum annual eligibility is $20,500 and interest accrues on this loan while you are in school. You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility, which is based on cost of attendance, other aid, received, and other factors. Students who will work in a full-time public service job may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

How to Apply:

The procedure to apply for financial assistance is not the same for every type of aid. Financial aid applications will be considered at any point during the school year; however, early application is recommended.

Students seeking financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program, Federal Work-Study, or any program that requires the filing of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed by both new and currently enrolled graduate students for each year they seek financial aid. The information is analyzed and a report sent to the university on the estimated contribution expected from the family or the self-supporting student.
  • Step 2: On the FAFSA, indicate Marymount as an institution to receive a report. Also, fill in Marymount University's Title IV code number: 003724
  • Step 3: In two to three weeks, you will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR). If this report indicates that you have been selected for a process called verification, you must then submit signed copies of your most current Federal Tax Return.
  • Step 4: If you are an eligible Virginia resident planning to enroll in a graduate health professions program on a full-time basis, submit the VTAG Application by July 31. (Applications are available on MU's Financial Aid Office website.)

Awards are offered when applications are complete and the student has been accepted for enrollment into a degree program.

Other Aid

Other Aid

Federal Work Study

This program makes on-campus jobs available to full-time students who demonstrate need based on the FAFSA.

Veterans Benefits

Students eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA), including veterans, current service members, reservists, and some dependents, must file for benefits through the Office of the Registrar. These benefits include educational assistance allowances.

Marymount University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a new provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Bill offers qualifying veterans reimbursement for tuition and fees equivalent to the most expensive public higher education institution in the state, which can also be used to attend a private institution. In addition, allowances are available for housing, books, and supplies. The Yellow Ribbon Program gives private colleges and universities like Marymount the option to provide additional funds, with matching payments from the VA.

Under this program, for academic year 2015-16, Marymount will provide up to 75 grants of $2,000 each to eligible veterans pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. The VA will match that amount, so veterans can receive a total of $4,000 a year to attend Marymount through the Yellow Ribbon Program. (This is in addition to the other benefits included in the Post-9/11 GI Bill.) Recipients will be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program grant each year that they are enrolled in their academic program and achieve satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Veterans are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if they have served at least 36 months of active duty since September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-related disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001. In addition, dependents of veterans are eligible if they qualify for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the veteran's service under these eligibility criteria.

Veterans may also be eligible for other financial aid, including need-and merit-based scholarships. Plus, Virginia residents enrolled in select programs and attending Marymount, or another private college in the state are eligible for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant.

For additional information contact Vernon Williams at (703) 284-5796, and visit the Military Families Web page.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Marymount offers persons age 65 or older a tuition waiver of 50% for graduate courses. Applicants must first meet all regular admission criteria for programs.

Additional Resources

Additional funding and financial support may be available through a variety of private foundations, organizations, and professional groups. You are encouraged to review Internet sources, such as www.fastweb.com, to increase your aid options.

Bill Payment and Payment Plans
Student Services

Student Services

Student Health Insurance

The Student Health Center website has complete information about your Health Center Services and options.

Marymount graduate students taking nine or more credit hours are required to either show proof of existing health insurance coverage or purchase a student health insurance plan through the university. Please note that you will be automatically enrolled in Marymount's student health insurance plan unless you provide a waiver demonstrating that you already have coverage.

Students with Access Needs

Marymount's Office of Student Access Services assists students with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities. Students who desire accommodations should contact the director of Student Access Services at 703-526-6925 or email access@marymount.edu as soon as possible. Students who qualify for services may request them at any point during their enrollment at Marymount.

Ministry, Activities & Leadership

Marymount Online students that are local to the DMV area are welcome to participate in Marymount University's Campus Ministry is committed to living out its mission statement, always striving “to provide the Marymount community with experiences of the love of God, to help Christ transform their lives, and to empower them to respond fully to Christ’s call to bear witness to Him in the world.” There is also a list of other religious services in the area.

Center for Career Services

The Center for Career Services provides comprehensive career exploration, preparation, and decision-making assistance to Marymount students and alumni to foster their professional development and ensure their long-term career satisfaction and success.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides a variety of programs for Marymount students and faculty that promote student success and support student learning.The Center also collaborates with faculty and staff to infuse the curriculum and co-curriculum with high academic and ethical standards.This is a great place to find one-on-one tutoring, support dedicated towards the new student experience and much more.