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About MSMU

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles Online is on a mission to make education and employment more accessible, lower cost and high quality.

In 2012, Mount Saint Mary's University partnered with the MyCollege Foundation, a 501c(3) public charity funded by leading foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to broaden access to high quality but affordable college education. Together, we created Mount Saint Mary’s University Online to accomplish this goal. Today, Mount Saint Mary's University Online is an academic sub-unit of Mount Saint Mary's University.

About Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university, which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women, on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles is nationally recognized for its academic programs, culturally diverse student body, and focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.

The Mount’s academic programs place strong emphasis on social and ethical values consistent with the Catholic view of compassionate community involvement—both in Southern California and around the world. The University also prides itself on the diversity of its student body and faculty, which includes a wide variety of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Compassion, engagement and justice are at the heart of the Mount Saint Mary’s mission.

From The President, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles Online! You are about to embark on an exciting journey at an extraordinary place.

As a Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles Online student you are part of the Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angles family. Let me tell you what that means. Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angles, or as we call her, The Mount, is all about making big dreams come true. We were founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a group of pioneering women who believed in the promise and power of education, and today we remain committed to their vision.

We are committed to providing the best education possible to prepare you for the future you choose. As a student at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, you will not be alone. We will be with you every step of the way. We believe in you and we care about you.

Dream big! Work hard! And enjoy! This is your moment!

Most sincerely,

Ann McElaney-Johnson
President, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles