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Why Study at the Mount?

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Points of Pride of our Graduate Programs:

Mount Saint Mary's University has been awarding graduate degrees since 1932. Since then, our graduate programs have diligently prepared men and women to achieve their academic and professional goals, and we continue to launch new programs in response to societal needs and student interest. Our newest program, Health Policy and Management, is scheduled to launch Fall of 2015. Below are some of our Points of Pride.

Our Graduate Division takes considerable pride in educating and training working professionals who are positioned to make a difference in the world. In spring 2015, 405 out of the 657 enrolled graduate students were Full-Time working professionals.

We are proud to know that about 28% of our graduating students have indicated that they plan to pursue doctorate-level education. We inspire students to want to learn more.

Mount Saint Mary's provides academic support to all of our students. Our Professional and Academic Resource Center (PARC) helps our students transition to the rigors of graduate studies and enhances their academic and professional skills by providing them with support in the areas of statistics, research methods, mathematics, writing, and career development

Counseling Psychology

Mount Saint Mary's MFT licensure pass rate was 100% for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Written Marriage and Family Therapy Exam for the last period published (Jan - Jun 2013).

Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Mount has a three year average overall Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) licensure pass rate of 100% (2011-2013).

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's three year average graduation rate (2012-14) is 90%.


The MBA students of Mount Saint Mary's University have contributed over 1,200 books to Gannan Normal University in China as part of their Global Partnerships for Service Project.

100% of MBA students participate in a field study project in China during their graduate studies at the Mount.


Mount Saint Mary's University's Graduate Nursing Program was awarded a HealthCare Leadership Award by Los Angeles healthcare professionals for its outstanding contribution to graduate nursing education.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies students have the opportunity to study with systematic theologians, ethicists, and biblical scholars while pursing vocational, religious, and social justice interests.

Creative Writing

The Mount's new MFA in Creative Writing program invites many keynote speakers to enrich the experience of our students. Most recently, it hosted the 2015 Los Angeles Writer's Conference with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. Over two hundred Los Angeles writers assembled for workshops and seminars throughout the day.

Film and Television

MFA Film and Television students study at the historic Hollywood Center Studios (HCS), using cutting edge cameras and technology for film and television production. Since 1919, Hollywood Center Studios has been the home of iconic television shows such as I Love Lucy and Jeopardy! Popular Hollywood films such as The Karate Kid, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and The Player were all shot at HCS.


Graduate Humanities students can take interdisciplinary courses in English, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, and History on the weekends while working full time during the week. 100% of Humanities students graduate with a thesis or creative project.


Teacher Education students in our Catholic Educator's program receive scholarships for over 80% of their tuition.

Teacher Education students in our Deaf/Hard of Hearing program receive scholarships for nearly 100% of their tuition.

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