University of Saint Mary Program Review
The University of Saint Mary wants to produce graduates from its programs that are ready to meet their full potential as professionals in the business world but who also have the dedication to service that will allow them to be leaders in their fields, communities and the world. Students are treated as individuals at USM, and time is taken to ensure that each person has the learning resources, values and skills they’ll need to emerge from their degree program a fully realized and professional adult.
The University of Saint Mary is part of a larger religious organization and is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity. It was originally intended to be a school that catered only to the needs of local women, but has been coeducational for many years now. The main campus is located in Leavenworth, Kansas, though there are other campuses in Overland Park, Shawnee, and Kansas City, Kansas. For students who cannot make it to these campuses, online degree programs are available as well.
Saint Mary’s wants to ensure that all students have the opportunity to get education, so there is an effort to get students financial aid and scholarships they need to afford a quality education. Once financial concerns have been addressed, students will be able to enjoy the small class sizes and personal attention offered by Saint Mary’s, as well as the numerous service organizations and extracurricular activities that will enrich their academic experience.
Students taking online courses with Saint Mary’s will work closely with faculty and advisors to ensure that they get the courses, programs and help they need to make the most of the time they spend on coursework. Saint Mary’s uses an educational platform called edTek to deliver its courses, and students will simply need to log on to access their work and lecture materials. Currently, degree programs that are available online include a Master’s in Teaching, an RN to BSN completion program, and a Certification in Health Care Management, though many more programs may be added in the future..