Welcome to Marylhurst University

A premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university – Marylhurst offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, master’s degrees, courses, continuing education and impressive arts, music and cultural events. Discover what this small, private NW university called Marylhurst can do for you.

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Upcoming events, networks and career services, how to stay connected with Marylhurst, and how to access your transcripts and school records.

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Why Choose Marylhurst University

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Regionally Accredited

Marylhurst is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and that means our institution is reviewed on a regular basis for quality and excellence.

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Liberal Arts + Business

 We are a leader in combining career-focused course content with highly sought-after applied liberal arts skills – like problem-solving, communication and ethics. This combination is woven into every single course by our faculty at Marylhurst. We don’t just want you to be an exceptional graduate. We want you to be an exceptional, employed graduate.

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Supporting Campus

Whether you study online or on our beautiful campus, we offer you small classes with individual focus from our renowned faculty. Plus, exceptional student services, like academic advising, career services, organizations, benefits and a close-knit network of students and alums.

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Melody Rose - President - Marylhurst University“For more than 122 years, Marylhurst University has been dedicated to providing the northwest region academic excellence in a supportive, educational environment focused on student success. As Marylhurst’s president, I am honored to continue the legacy and heritage of this incredible place. If you are considering Marylhurst as your academic home, I want to personally welcome you to our beautiful campus and look forward to partnering with you to achieve your educational goals.” ~ Dr. Melody Rose, President

Marylhurst always has a lot going on like faculty presenting on interesting topics, students doing great things in our community or our music ensembles winning awards. Check out our news and features about Marylhurst University’s students, faculty and extended community.  Visit our full News section.

Blake Shell, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University

Blake Shell, Eichholz director and curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion, was invited to serve on the marketing and communications committee for the Association of Art Museum Curators. [Read More… ]

Marylhurst is a community hub of cultural, literary, art and music events offered on our campus – like our Summer on the Green outdoor concerts or our annual Reading Series. View all upcoming events at Marylhurst, and add our next concert, art show, reading lecture or opera to your calendar.

  AUG. 26 | Love’s Labour’s Lost | 6 p.m.
Part of the Summer on the Green FREE series. Ferdinand and his three companions take an oath not to give in to the company of women. Will it last? Performed by Portland Actors Ensemble.

  SEPT. 11 | Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House | 2:00 p.m.
Gender Politics and Media on the Campaign Trail. This special event, featuring Marylhurst President Melody Rose, will be held at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland.

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