Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.

Welcome to Marylhurst University

An academic and cultural events hub of the NW

Marylhurst is a premier, not-for-profit, professionally focused liberal arts and business university located in Portland, Oregon. Our community of scholars, professionals and artists offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, exceptional 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.

Marylhurst University

are earning moreassuming positions of leadership, and tell us that they are more fulfilled through their work.

“The Marylhurst education I received was not what I expected, but exactly what I needed. It has helped me grow as a person, a scholar and a person seeking to do pastoral work in the world.” ~ Dorothy Deasy, M.A. in Applied Theology 

“Marylhurst University offers many different great options for earning your degree and the outcome for my goal was outstanding! I would highly recommend their programs for motivated professionals and students.” ~ Teri Jorgensen, B.S. in Business & Leadership

“Loved my Marylhurst experience. It was a dream come true. My instructors were informed, talented and supportive. I cherish the experience and knowledge gained at Marylhurst.” ~ Nancy Higgins, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Why Choose Marylhurst University

Regionally Accredited
Professional Programs
Cultural Hub
Student & Career Services

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Professionally Focused Art Programs: Info Webinar

New Hospitality Management Program – Online: Info Webinar

A beautiful, historic campus

Marylhurst University is located just 10 miles south of downtown Portland and just minutes from the beautiful Willamette River. More than 60 tranquil acres make up our campus with historic buildings built in the 1930s. Come take a tour. Parking is free.

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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 and Features section.

Janie Wood Richardt, Class of 1971, Marylhurst University

Janie Wood Richardt ’71 was awarded a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant, enabling her to travel to Germany and Austria, performing with a symphony and studying the great classical composers. [Read More… ]

Marylhurst is a community hub of cultural, literary, art and music events, like our free Summer on the Green concerts and our annual Reading Series and Speaker Series. View all upcoming events at Marylhurst, and add our next concert, art exhibition, reading or talk to your calendar.

  AUG. 23 | OMSI’s Reel Science featuring Dr. Meg Roland | 6:30 p.m. 
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Featuring Marylhurst University’s Dr. Meg Roland on The Search for the Holy Grail.

  AUG. 25 | Coming Up Threes | 7:00 p.m.
A five-piece, high-energy Irish pub band, performing traditional Irish pub repertoire filtered through rock and roll, Americana and country sensibilities — a fresh, new sound!

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