Welcome to Marylhurst University

An academic and cultural hub serving Portland and beyond since 1893

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.

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Why Choose Marylhurst University

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Our classes are offered evenings, weekends and online.

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We’re 100% focused on making everything easy for you – except the classes, of course.

Industry connected programs, relevant courses, experienced faculty.

Award winning, published, highly respected in their disciplines.

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.

Brandy Golston, Class of 2005, Marylhurst University

Marylhurst alum Brandy Golston ’05 landed a music teaching position at Boeckmann Creek Primary in the West Linn – Wilsonville School District, starting fall 2017. [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.

  OCT. 3 | First Tuesdays: Open Studio | 5:30 to 8 p.m.
In a nonjudgmental space, you can explore making art to release stress and find new meaning in your life.

  OCT. 12 | Business After Hours | 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
Join us for light refreshments & networking with business professionals from the local area. All are welcome.

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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