2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

2016-2017 Academic Catalog

Maryville. Many connections. One U.

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive, and nationally ranked private institution. We empower students to succeed by providing a collaborative, innovative, and highly personalized education. Strategic investments in technology, facilities, faculty development, and cutting edge learning tools and resources puts Maryville University at the forefront of student success. We are boldly leading the way in higher education.


Situated just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Mo., Maryville is tucked away in the heart of west St. Louis County on a 130-acre campus, where natural beauty abounds.


Maryville University regards diversity and inclusion as core principles of our learning environment, and multicultural understanding as an essential measure of student success. Through intentional recruitment strategies, and a significant investment in scholarships and student support services, we are committed to providing educational access and opportunities for all students.

Maryville students represent 50 states and nearly 50 countries. Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion is actively focused on creating a campus community respectful of all identities, and encourages our students to engage in meaningful cultural experiences throughout their Maryville journey.


Students pursue their chosen careers in one of four academic divisions: The Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker College of Health Professions  , the School of Education  , the College of Arts & Sciences  , and the John E. Simon School of Business  . Maryville offers more than 90 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger’s, Maryville is also recognized as one of the nation’s Top 20 fastest-growing universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and ranked in the Top 10 percent of all major universities for the economic value of its degrees (R.O.I.) by Educate to Career.

Division of Student Success

At Maryville University, we value learning as a highly personal pursuit. We are committed to enabling students to become architects of their own education through innovation in teaching and learning, and our Digital World program, which provides free iPads for students and more than 75 learning and study apps in the Maryville Cloud. Life coaches help first-year students transition to college, and continue to serve as a resource throughout their Maryville years so students get the most of their educational experience.

Student Life

The student population of Maryville University has doubled over the past decade, and continues to set new records with each academic year. The Office of Student Life keeps pace with the vibrant interests of our students by hosting more than 95 student organizations and more than 2,500 campus events scheduled each academic year.

Known as the Saints, our athletics teams compete in more than 20 sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Maryville’s growing club sport program features men’s and women’s sports, and includes a national champion eSports team.

Spaces and Places

As one of America’s most wired campuses, students engage in modernized classrooms designed for collaboration, flexibility, and personalized learning. Opened in January of 2015, Walker Hall—home of the Walker College of Health Professions—is our flagship academic building, and features state-of-the-art labs and training facilities.

Maryville offers five student apartment complexes and three residential halls, including Saints Hall, our newest student living space, opened in Fall 2016.

University Library provides collaborative and individual study spaces with state-of-the-art technology resources, and a Kaldi’s coffeehouse. Other gathering spaces include Donius University Center and Buder Commons.

Maryville’s athletic grounds feature a multipurpose soccer/lacrosse field, and Weber Field, home of Saints baseball, both fully renovated in 2016. Simon Athletic Center offer 24/7 fitness facilities.


Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University’s partners is impressive, and continually expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

Produced by the Student Service Center and Integraded Marketing and Communications
Copyright August 2016
Maryville University
This catalog represents the offerings and conditions of Maryville University on the date of its publication. It does not constitute a contract or any part thereof and is subject to change in any part or parts without prior notice, on the approval of the administration and/or the Board of Trustees.
Maryville University reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the University. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.
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