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This is the university for grown-ups.

Grown-up: (n) a focused individual with a strong sense of direction and thirst for an education that can be applied in the real world; tends to care more about assignments than epic all-nighters; usually has additional responsibilities, e.g. full-time job, family

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Browse our degree programs

23 bachelor's degree programs.12 graduate degree programs. From music therapy and human studies, to food systems and health care management, our programs are offered to suit your professional goals and busy life.

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Meet our faculty — actively working in their fields as entrepreneurs, artists, counselors, researchers and more. See what makes this place different at one of our info sessions.

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Learn about our transfer process

More than 90 percent of our students are transfer students. Find out how you can get the maximum possible benefit from your previous academic work.

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Get a taste of the Marylhurst experience in real-time across our social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and more.

Meet a few of our grownups...

megan harrison

Megan Harrison, English Literature & New Media

Online student, mother, English nerd
"I have been everything from a personal assistant to a bank teller, and while I regret none of it, this program has opened my eyes to a whole new list of possibilities."

simon tam

Simon Tam, MBA

Musician, marketer, activist, author
"The Marylhurst MBA allowed me to get a comprehensive look at managing all aspects of a successful business. The small classrooms were an ideal setting for interacting with my instructors and peers in a real, engaging way that can't be found anywhere else."

susan hess logeais

Susan Hess Logeais, Interdisciplinary Studies

Filmmaker, former actress, lifelong learner
"Going through the [PLA] program helped me recognize all that I've really learned in my life. It also allowed me to save at least a year and a half of study and thousands of dollars in pursuing my degree."


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Natalie Serber Featured in New York Times

Natalie Serber, English faculty, published a review of Eliza Robertson's Wallflowers in The New York Times' Book Review section in October 2014.

Library Survey Results Published

Shoen Library has published the findings from a service satisfaction survey conducted in late 2013 through an in-kind grant enabling the use of a standardized LibQual+ survey instrument.

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