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About Marylhurst

MapMarylhurst University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university just south of Portland, Oregon, dedicated to excellence in adult education. We offer nearly 50 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, all designed for students who balance school with work, family and other responsibilities.

At Marylhurst, we believe learning is lifelong and collaborative, and we encourage a spirit of entrepreneurism, innovation and curiosity. You'll experience small, seminar-style classes, personalized attention from our practitioner faculty and a strong sense of community. Whether you take classes on our beautiful campus or online, you'll be in a learning environment that both values and challenges you.

Our heritage as a Catholic university founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1893 continues to drive us. While today we welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds, we are true to the values of our founding Sisters, who focused on educating the whole person through a rigorous liberal arts experience centered on ethical leadership, service and social responsibility.

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Larry Morris, business faculty, was selected to assume the position of court administrator for the Court of Appeals of Indiana in July 2015, by acclamation from the court's 15 judges.


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October 03, 2015 – October 31, 2015

Inkworks V: All About Love in Streff Gallery

View Inkworks V: All About Love featuring the artwork of Marylhurst alumna Diane Flack '05. Diane's principal medium is block print. However, s...


October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

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October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

Sarah Anne Burns, BFA ’07 will present hundreds of watercolors in her series: The Planets. The paintings are a departure from Burns' other bodies...



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