University of Saint Mary


What They’re Known For

Founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the University of Saint Mary places strong importance on the role of a liberal arts education in fostering a sense of community and educating well-rounded individuals. We prepare students for value-centered lives who make beneficial contributions to society both personally and professionally.  The University of Saint Mary is known for preparing graduates with the ability to lead organizations and contribute to their communities in ways that benefit society as a whole. We offer faculty members who provide guidance and support, a challenging curriculum, and competitive tuition rates.

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Unique Opportunities

At the University of Saint Mary, working professionals are very important to us. We recognize that work, family, civic and other responsibilities, all compete for your time. With this in mind, USM has designed our online programs to meet your educational needs.

  • Online MBA options include Leadership and Organizational Health, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, General Management, Marketing and Advertising Management, Health Care Management, and Human Resource Management.
  • Nursing programs include an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator.
  • Online students benefit from technologically enhanced learning environments that create communities of learners.
  • Faculty function as partners in your education—not just knowledge dispensers.

Why We Love the University of Saint Mary

  • The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The Princeton Review has named the University of Saint Mary a “Best Midwestern College” since 2005, a distinction given only to colleges that meet high standards of academic excellence.
  • Since 2010, the University of Saint Mary has been named as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.
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