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About The University Of Saint Mary

Founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity, the University of Saint Mary places strong importance on the role of liberal arts education in fostering a sense of community and educating well-rounded individuals. USM prepares students for value-centered lives making beneficial contributions to society both personally and professionally.

With a long history, recognition for quality, and experience in online higher education, the University of Saint Mary offers a meaningful education in the most convenient way possible.

The University of Saint Mary has been named a Best Midwestern College by "the Princeton Review" since 2005.

Online Master's Programs:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Along with their long-held tradition of emphasizing ethical business practices, they teach critical thinking and encourage students to consider how decisions affect their colleagues and their company's place in the world of global business.

Degree Highlights:

  • Six Concentrations Offered:
    • General Management
    • Health Care Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership and Organizational Health
    • Marketing and Advertising Management
    • Finance
  • 100% online format
  • Complete in as little as 1 year
  • Affordable tuition ($598/credit hour)
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Career Outlook: Post-MBA starting pay is up 50% over pre-MBA pay. By the end of five years post-MBA, pay is up 80% over post-MBA starting pay, according to Forbes.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Designed for licensed nurses with a BSN, this degree offers two areas of specialization in education and administration to help students open new doors to career opportunities.

Degree Highlights:

  • Two Concentrations Offered
    • Nurse Educator: Coursework prepares students with the credentials to teach nursing at the undergraduate level or pursue a doctorate.
    • Nurse Administrator: Coursework prepares students with the skills for a nurse administrator or health care leadership role.
  • 100% convenient online format
  • Complete clinical hours at work
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • No residency required

Career Outlook: By 2020, 75% of current nurse leaders are projected to retire, according to American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Bernard Hodes Group.

Online Bachelor's Programs:

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Build upon existing knowledge and skills through rigorous, in-depth courses on health assessment, pathophysiology, research, palliative care, and community health.

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% online format
  • Complete in as little as 12 months
  • No residency required
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Career Outlook: The projected growth for RN employment is 19% from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BS HIM)

Geared toward health care information management professionals who desire to take their careers to the next level by earning the required education for the RHIA exam.

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% convenient online format
  • Complete in just 24 months
  • RHIA Certification Exam ready
  • Curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Career Outlook: BSHIM holders earn 24.3% more than those with an associate's degree and can make over $100,000 annually, according to the American Health Information Management Association (2010).

Military Students

The University of Saint Mary welcomes members of the military and their dependents and recognizes the special sacrifices they have made. The convenience, flexibility, and portability of online degree programs are especially beneficial to service members who may be deployed as well as family members affected by frequent moves.

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Location & Contact

Student Contact USM Online Admissions
Email: onlinedegrees@stmary.edu
Phone: 877-307-4915

Head of Distance Learning Dr. Michelle Metzinger
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: 913-758-6115

Address4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048