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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View upcoming music, art, literature and cultural events happening at or hosted by Marylhurst University, including Summer on the Green, annual Reading Series and art exhibitions at The Art Gym.

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Why Choose Marylhurst University

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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 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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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.

Adam Taylor, Class of 2009, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Adam Taylor ’09 was promoted to the position of faculty administrative coordinator at Reed College in September 2016. [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.

  DEC. 2 | Paulann Petersen | 7:30 p.m. 
Former poet laureate of Oregon (2010-2014), Paulann Peterson will read some of her poetry and talk about her recent work.

  DEC. 3 | Shades of Grey Choir Concert | 7:30 p.m.
The Marylhurst Choirs, accompanied by a professional orchestra, perform works by Gabriel Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine. The internationally award-winning Marylhurst Chamber Choir will sing music of Whitacre, R. Murray Schafer, Palestrina and others.

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