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Marylhurst Adds Three New Degree Programs Fall, Winter Terms

For Release: August 21, 2012

Update: April 16, 2013
The B.A. in English & Digital Humanities has been renamed. The new program name is B.A. in English Literature & New Media.

Marylhurst University will begin offering two new bachelor's degree programs and an additional master's degree program this academic year as part of its long-term plan to expand educational opportunities in niche areas for its multigenerational student population.

This fall, the university will enroll its first students in the new B.A. in Media & Film Studies and MBA in Real Estate programs.

The bachelor's degree in media and film studies is an expansion of an existing concentration in Marylhurst's cultural studies major that has been popular with students. The new degree allows students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of media and film, and explore how various media impact our culture. Students will pursue one of three concentrations: film studies, media studies and media production.

The MBA in Real Estate, offered as an accelerated online program, is designed for graduate students who want the broad business acumen gained from an MBA with a specialty focus on the real estate industry. Students can choose from three concentrations: development, finance and management, all tailored to those working in or entering the real estate profession.

Also this fall, the university's MBA in Sustainable Business will introduce two new concentration areas: one in green information technology, and the other in food systems management. A third concentration has been retooled to focus on natural resource management. All of these concentrations are available through the accelerated online program.

Winter term, the university will expand its undergraduate offerings in English with a new B.A. in English & Digital Humanities, a primarily online program that combines traditional English studies with the application of digital technology to the study of literary texts. The degree offers the flexibility of online coursework, while emphasizing active learning, service, networking, collaboration and community-building.

"Our expanded programs represent the array of fields that are growing in student interest and professional opportunities," said Marylhurst Provost David Plotkin. "In both our on-campus and online learning environments, we're providing students with more options to expand their skills and knowledge in innovative areas where they want to focus their careers and break new ground."

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore., on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon's oldest Catholic university serves more than 1,900 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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