Dr. Susan Carter, interim chair of the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named vice president of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature in May 2013.
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17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
P.O. Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We also have received specialized accreditation and approvals from many organizations.
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning has cited Marylhurst as a national leader in serving adult students. We received CAEL's 2004 Institutional Service Award for "outstanding commitment to the expansion of lifelong learning opportunities and for innovative efforts to improve access and quality in academic programs for adult learners."
Judith Johansen, JD, President
David Plotkin, Ph.D., Provost
Michael Lammers, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Facilities and Finance
Lynn E. Andrews, Vice President for University Advancement
Ethan Benatan, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology
Rick Ganz, SJ, Vice President for Community Relations
Celina Ratliff, Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Excellence
Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, Ph.D., Vice President for Mission Integration
Beth Woodward, Vice President for Enrollment Management
The Marylhurst University Board of Trustees includes prominent members of the regional community and is chaired by Ruth A. Beyer of Stoel Rives LLP. Trustees are Marylhurst alumni, corporate executives, educators and civic leaders. The board represents a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, health services, public utilities and university education. Each member brings a unique perspective and high caliber of leadership.
Marylhurst University has 58 full-time and 449 part-time faculty. All are working professionals recognized in their fields. Each brings practical, tested experience to the classroom.
Undergraduate students: 817
Graduate students: 795
96% are on a degree-seeking track
4% are enrolled for professional development and/or personal growth
Ethnic minority 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown/not reported 4%
Marylhurst's international students represent 13 countries. The countries most represented are Canada, Japan, Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan.
Figures from Marylhurst University Fact Book/IPEDS Winter Report, January 2013
There are more than 9,000 Marylhurst University alumni, spanning the graduating classes of 1927 through today.
Business and Leadership
Business Management * BS
Business Management * BAS
English Literature and Writing
English Literature and New Media *
Media and Film Studies
Organizational and Strategic Communications
Real Estate Studies *
Sustainable Business *
Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling
Master of Business Administration *
Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management
Master of Business Administration in Real Estate *
Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business *
Master of Education
Master of Science in Food Systems & Society *
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Applied Theology
Master of Divinity
Art Therapy (graduate)
Business and Management
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Gerontology (undergraduate or graduate)
Government Policy and Administration *
Green Development *
Natural and Organic Resources *
Pastoral Care (graduate)
Public Relations *
Renewable Energy *
Theological Studies (graduate)
Training and Development
* These programs are offered online
The university hosts an array of musical, literary and other cultural events in St. Anne's Chapel, Wiegand Lecture & Recital Hall, Flavia Salon and Clark Commons. The Lajos Balogh Performance Shell is a wonderful venue for outdoor theatrical and musical performances. The Marylhurst Bookstore also offers an inviting meeting space that hosts small events. The Art Gym, recipient of the 2005 Governor's Arts Award, is a showcase for Pacific Northwest artists. More than a dozen student organizations operate on campus.
Shoen Library is a center for learning and scholarship for Marylhurst students as well as the surrounding community. With a comprehensive collection of books, e-books, periodicals, e-journals, CDs, DVDs, streaming video and audio, electronic research databases, computer labs and quiet space for study and reflection, Shoen Library is a favorite destination for students. Open seven days a week, Shoen Library houses meeting rooms, an art gallery, the Writing Center, the Math Resource Center, ESL tutoring and the ITS Help Desk.
(Effective Summer Term 2013)
Undergraduate: $437 per quarter credit
Graduate: $578 per quarter credit
Financial aid 2011-12
The average aid for a full-time undergraduate student for 2011-12 was $10,214 (may include grants, scholarships, loans and work awards).