Online Education for the Catholic Professional

Catholic Professionals

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The University of Mary is the nation’s most affordable, serious Catholic university, with nearly 60 undergraduate majors and a full range of master’s and doctoral degrees, along with world-class certificates.

For more than twenty years, the University of Mary has offered affordable, flexible, and formative programs for working adults who seek to advance their career as they grow their Catholic faith. We are the first – and still the leader – in online education for the Catholic professional.

In our programs, you will cultivate the knowledge and skills to take you to the next level in your field. You will learn from committed faculty with real-world experience while drinking deeply from the Catholic tradition as you integrate your vocation and your faith in Christ and His Church.

Now we are expanding! Below is a small sampling of the many dynamic programs currently available for the Catholic professional at Mary – along with a number of exciting, new programs in development. Explore how you can best grow in your professional life and serve your community and the Church you love with a degree from the University of Mary. Welcome to Mary!

Gary Tharaldson School of Business

The School of Business now offers six online bachelor’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, and 10 certificates.

Here are some highlights for the Catholic professional:

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School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences now offers one online bachelor’s degree, four master’s degrees, and five certificates.

Here are some highlights for the Catholic professional:

Programs currently in development include:

Earn your Master of Arts in Music with a specialization in Sacred Music from the University of Mary. The Church has long esteemed beauty in its worship of Almighty God, who is indeed Beauty itself. The Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the liturgy speaks of “the infinite beauty of God” and calls for “noble beauty” in the arts. The specialization in Sacred Music will expand the horizon of your vision as you encounter the musical via pulchritudinis, the “way of beauty.” You will engage the very best of the Church’s tradition of sacred music, particularly Gregorian chant and the organ.

As we prepare this program for launch, let us keep you well-informed!

The Church has long esteemed beauty in its worship of Almighty God, who is indeed Beauty itself. The Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the liturgy speaks of “the infinite beauty of God” and calls for “noble beauty” in the arts. The University of Mary’s Certificate in Sacred Music will expand the horizon of your vision as you encounter the musical via pulchritudinis, the “way of beauty." You will engage the very best of the Church’s tradition of sacred music, including the appreciative study of Gregorian chant and the role of the organ in Catholic worship.

As we prepare this program for launch, let us keep you well-informed!

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Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences now offers four online bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, four doctoral degrees, and five certificates.

Here are some highlights for the Catholic professional:

 

Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences now offers three online bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and 10 certificates/credentials.

Here are some highlights for the Catholic professional:

Programs currently in development include:

Maintaining enrollment and remaining faithful to the Magisterium in Catholic schools is crucial for the Church’s mission. Many Catholic schools, colleges, and universities have discovered fidelity to Catholic teaching and the Church’s apostolic mission drives enrollment while employing both traditional philosophies and engaging in innovative methods. Learning from experienced theorists and pedagogues committed to the Church’s Magisterial teaching on education and formation, you will cultivate the requisite knowledge, skills, leadership, and vision to renew your school, college or university.

As we prepare this program for launch, let us keep you well-informed!

Social pathologies are a major problem in modern society, as mental illness, criminal behavior, and addiction afflict millions and their families and communities. The modern world needs healers, but the healing arts are often practiced today upon a deficient foundation. The Catholic Faith offers a solid foundation for the healing of persons and societies, as it teaches the truth about the human person: that we are male and female, and an integrated unity of body, mind, and spirit, intended to live in harmony with God, Nature, and one’s fellow women and men.

A bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary in PsychologyCriminal Justice, or Addiction Studies will form you deeply in the Church understanding of the human person so that you can bring healing to a hurting world. 

As we prepare this program for launch, let us keep you well-informed!

Sport remains an American passion. Yet a mentality dedicated to winning at all cost often dominates, from youth athletics to the pros. At its best, sport offers a chance for growth in virtue: moral virtue, but also the virtues of endurance, friendship, and honor. Sport thus offers an opportunity for the formation of the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. To that end, this certificate program emphasizes the formation of character in young athletes.

The University of Mary is dedicated to this vision for athletics, having instituted the “Greatness Through Virtue” initiative, which animates our intercollegiate (NCAA D-II) sports programs. In launching the initiative, the University’s President, Msgr. James P. Shea, said, “While the objective of the game is to win, the purpose of the game is to become what we are created to be.” Athletes and coaches at the University of Mary thus embody “the true purpose of sports: the cultivation of solid friendships and individual virtue.”

In this certificate program, you will catch this vision from our own coaches and Father Craig Vasek, Mary’s athletics chaplain, and learn from them how to form your young athletes in virtue and character through sport. You will explore the philosophy of sport, the vocation of the coach and the athlete, and the insights of athletic psychology, all within a Christian philosophical framework, as well as the navigation of the many practical matters coaches encounter in contemporary athletics. In short, you will learn how to shape your athletes not only into competitors fit for field and arena but also young men and women fully formed in virtue, fully alive.

As we prepare this program for launch, let us keep you well-informed!

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Family Legacy Scholarship

If your child is currently attending or is an alum of the University of Mary, we want to honor your family commitment to Catholic education. We are proud to offer the Family Legacy Scholarship, which provides one free class for eligible online degree programs for parents of current and graduated students. Advance your career and grow your faith with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the University of Mary.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit our Family Legacy Scholarship webpage.  

Come to Mary

The University of Mary also offers a phenomenal range of faithful, Catholic programs and student life experiences for traditional college students on our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. Visit cometomary.com to learn more.

Prime Matters

The key task of the Church in every age is the preservation and passing on of the Christian vision of reality, so that each new generation can be given the opportunity to understand the true story of their lives. This task of incarnating and passing on eternal truth has always been important, but in our time it has become an urgent necessity.

Prime Matters, a project of educational outreach of the University of Mary, has come about in response to this urgent need of our time. We promote content that provides clear articulation of the first principles of the Catholic imaginative vision and apply them to various academic disciplines, professions, and current events. Discover Prime Matters today.

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