Mount St. Mary's University

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting


5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick, MD 21703

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Federal Government purchases more than $500 billion a year in contracted goods and services. It relies on its contracting workforce to ensure federal procurement policies and practices provide the maximum value and benefit to the taxpayer. It is necessary for those who lead or manage a business enterprise to understand the complexities of federal procurement and ever changing regulations.

The graduate certificate program in Government Contracting teaches individuals about the rules and regulations governing federal contracting and the laws associated with contract compliance, socioeconomic programs, policy making, and financial management.
The program consists of five graduate courses. These five courses (15 academic credits) can also be applied toward an MBA degree by completing seven additional courses (22 academic credits). Courses are offered in the evening in 8-week accelerated sessions at the Mount's Frederick Campus. The program is part-time and designed for the working adult. Classes meet one night a week for 8 weeks at the Frederick Campus.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals wishing to apply for admission into the graduate certificate program in Government Contracting program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the following:

  • Completed application; Apply online
  • Nonrefundable $35 application fee; Checks made payable to Mount St. Mary's University
  • Submit all transcript(s) from accredited institutions
  • Must satisfy one of the following:
  • 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average, or;
  • Five full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required), or;
  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $590

Classification: Unknown

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