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Mount Saint Mary’s University introduces six new online undergraduate degree and certificate programs

Contact:Phillip Jordan

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2016 – Mount Saint Mary’s University has expanded its roster of online offerings with the addition of six new undergraduate degree and certificate programs in business administration, computer science, criminology, entrepreneurship and gerontology.

The online programs are open to women and men in 27 states and internationally, and are part of the University’s broader mission to provide a superior education while helping build leadership skills and a commitment to community service. 

“Our goal is to create world-class online degree programs that provide students the opportunity to become innovators and leaders, and gain real-world skills in their areas of concentration, based within a traditional Mount Saint Mary’s liberal arts education,” said Lisa Dawley, executive director for MSMU Online. “Through cutting-edge curriculum and technology, we’re able to support students who want to take advantage of our programs but want or need greater access and flexibility to pursue their educational goals.”

New online bachelor’s degree programs:

Business administration in management and accounting – The two degree programs can each be completed in four years, and do not require any in-classroom sessions. While individual courses in management and accounting have been offered online as part of the University’s Weekend/Evening College, these new programs are the first fully online bachelor’s degrees in those concentrations to be offered at Mount Saint Mary’s. For information about these programs, visit

Criminology – Taught from a holistic systems perspective, this online undergraduate degree program can be completed in four years,or less if transfer credits are applied. Major and minor degrees are offered. The program prepares students for careers in law enforcement, probation, crime prevention, forensic research, law studies, rehabilitation, homeland security and programs for at-risk populations or for advanced studies in sociology and criminology. Additional information:

Gerontology – The Mount offers two- and four-year options for earning major and minor degrees in gerontology, as well as a certificate in gerontology that can be earned in one year. The programs prepare students to work with elders in a variety of settings and lay the foundation for graduate studies in social work, gerontology, public policy, the law and research. For information about the gerontology programs.

Computer science associate’s degree

The two-year program provides students with the options of transferring into a four-year program in computer science or to immediately enter the technology information field with marketable skills as a web or software developer, information technology support specialist, information systems technician, systems analyst or desktop support specialist.

Entrepreneurship certificate program

The non-degree online Entrepreneurship certificate program focuses on the business skills of planning, managing, financing, and marketing to create a new venture or help lead an existing business to operate with a higher degree of innovation. It can be completed in six months. For additional information, visit

About Mount Saint Mary's University 
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.

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