University of Mary

  • Number of Online Degrees Offered: 27
  • Hybrid Option: No
  • Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s
  • Degree Fields Offered: Business, Education, Nursing

The University of Mary is a four-year Catholic college located in Bismarck, N.D. Established in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation, the university traces its roots back to 1878 when a group of Benedictine Sisters arrived in the Dakota Territory and began founding hospitals and schools. Today the college offers 52 undergraduate majors, eight master’s degrees, and one doctoral degree to its more than 3,100 students. The University of Mary also offers a Christian education at its satellite campuses Fargo, N.D.; Montana; Minnesota; Missouri; Kansas; Arizona; and Rome, Italy. It has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969, and it holds specialized approval from the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Online Learning at University of Mary

Students interested in enrolling in an online program that emphasizes Benedictine values may find what they’re looking for at the University of Mary. The Christian university offers six bachelor’s and 21 master’s degrees online in accounting, business administration, nursing, organizational leadership, and education. This includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in accountancy, energy management, healthcare, management, and human resource management.

Online learning at the University of Mary is open to any qualified student who has access to the Internet. The school’s web-based course management system allows students to participate in classroom discussions on message boards, email their professors and peers, download lecture notes, submit assignments, and view videos and other types of media. Each course has a maximum of 20 students, which means that each learner can get the same kind individual attention that on-campus students enjoy.

Enrolling at University of Mary

The University of Mary has a rolling admissions policy, which means students can apply at any time and the school will let them know if they have been accepted within a certain time period. That doesn’t mean they can start classes right away, but that there’s a very large time period they can submit their application materials. The university requires the standard official documents, including transcripts and standardized test scores, for admission to its graduate and undergraduate degree programs. In fall 2012, the university admitted 75% of undergraduates who applied, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

  • Admissions Application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official College Transcripts
  • ACT Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation

Prospective Graduate Students

  • Admissions Application
  • Bachelor’s Degree From a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Official College Transcripts

Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis. The university’s Academic Standards and Admissions Committee admits students it believes will make positive contributions to community life at the school and satisfactorily complete all the degree requirements. Students applying for online degree programs need to submit their college transcripts and a formal admissions application.