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Location and Contact Information
Degrees Offered
Board of Trustees
Student Body
Campus Life and Culture
Tuition and Financial Aid
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Location and Contact Information
Marylhurst University is 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon, on Highway 43, between Lake Oswego and West Linn.

17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
P.O. Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261

Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We also have received specialized accreditation and approvals from many organizations.

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The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning has cited Marylhurst as a national leader in serving adult students. We received CAEL's 2004 Institutional Service Award for "outstanding commitment to the expansion of lifelong learning opportunities and for innovative efforts to improve access and quality in academic programs for adult learners."


Melody Rose, Ph.D., President
Debi Meyers, Vice President for Finance and Campus Services
Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, Ph.D., Vice President for Mission Integration
Nicola Sysyn, Vice President for University Advancement
Beth Woodward, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Board of Trustees

The Marylhurst University Board of Trustees includes prominent members of the regional community and is chaired by Andrew MacRitchie of Aequitas Capital Management. Trustees are Marylhurst alumni, corporate executives, educators and civic leaders. The board represents a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, health services, public utilities and university education. Each member brings a unique perspective and high caliber of leadership.

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Marylhurst University has 54 full-time and 426 part-time faculty. All are working professionals recognized in their fields. Each brings practical, tested experience to the classroom.

Student Body

Undergraduate students: 696
Graduate students: 577
Total: 1,273

Men 33%
Women 67%

98% are on a degree-seeking track
2% are enrolled for professional development and/or personal growth

Ethnic background

White 69%
Ethnic minority 18%
International/non-residents 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown/not reported 5%

Marylhurst's international students represent 12 countries. The countries most represented are Canada, China, South Korea, Jamaica, Mexico and Vietnam.

Figures from Marylhurst University Fact Book/IPEDS Winter Report, January 2015


There are more than 9,000 Marylhurst University alumni, spanning the graduating classes of 1927 through today.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's degrees
Business and Leadership
Business Management * BS
Business Management * BAS
Cultural Studies
English Literature and Writing
English Literature and New Media *
Human Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Media and Film Studies
Music Therapy
Public Relations
Real Estate Studies *
Social Sciences

Graduate degrees
Master of Arts in Applied Pastoral Theology
Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Music Therapy (starting fall 2015)
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Business Administration *
Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management
Master of Business Administration in Real Estate *
Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business *
Master of Divinity
Master of Education
Master of Science in Food Systems & Society *

Professional certificates
Art Therapy (graduate)
Business and Management
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Counseling (graduate)
Gerontology (undergraduate or graduate)
Human Resources
Pastoral Care (graduate)
Public Relations
Theological Studies (graduate)

* These programs are offered online

Campus Life and Culture

The university hosts an array of musical, literary and other cultural events in St. Anne's Chapel, Wiegand Lecture & Recital Hall, Flavia Salon and Clark Commons. The Lajos Balogh Performance Shell is a wonderful venue for outdoor theatrical and musical performances. The Art Gym, recipient of the 2005 Governor's Arts Award, is a showcase for Pacific Northwest artists. More than a dozen student organizations operate on campus.


Shoen Library is a center for learning and scholarship for Marylhurst students as well as the surrounding community. With a comprehensive collection of books, e-books, periodicals, e-journals, CDs, DVDs, streaming video and audio, electronic research databases, computer labs and quiet space for study and reflection, Shoen Library is a favorite destination for students. Open seven days a week, Shoen Library houses meeting rooms, an art gallery, the Writing Center, the Math Resource Center, ESL tutoring and the ITS Help Desk.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition 2015-16
(Effective summer term 2015)
Undergraduate: $463 per quarter credit
Graduate: $618 per quarter credit

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Financial aid 2013-14
The average aid for a full-time undergraduate student for 2013-14 was $13,255 (may include grants, scholarships, loans and work awards).

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Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

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The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

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Concert: Marylhurst Guitar Ensemble

The Guitar Ensemble's hard work throughout fall term culminates into this opportunity to hear some terrific classical ensemble pieces.



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