University Of St Mary
College in Overland Park, KS
The University of Saint Mary educates students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepares them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society. The University of Saint Mary believes in the dignity of each person's capacity to learn, to relate and to better our diverse world. These values include community, respect, justice, and excellence. Sponsorship The University of Saint Mary is shaped by the educational mission of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
read moreRooted in the Catholic traditions of St. Vincent de Paul, the University of Saint Mary honors our core university values of community, justice, respect, and excellence and encourages curiosity and conversation, servant-leadership and exploration, while a spirit of gratitude lives in everything we do. USM is an esteemed applied liberal arts Catholic university with more than 30 undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and three doctoral programs and an ever-growing focus on health care education.
read moreThe University of Saint Mary offers graduate programs across two campuses and online. Saint Mary has a long tradition of academic excellence and has gained the respect of local and national employers for our values-based curriculum. Each program has its own admissions requirements. Select a program below to learn more.
Benefits & Services
read moreWhether it's been a few years or a few decades since you last ate in Saint Joseph Dining Hall or studied in the Keleher Learning Commons, formerly De Paul Library, you're still a huge part of our community here at Saint Mary. Both electronic and paper versions of your transcripts are available through the Office of the Registrar. Endowed scholarships ensure tomorrow's leaders have access to one of the greatest gifts you can ever give-a Saint Mary education! To learn more, contact Jane Ellen Liebert, C'97, major gifts and planned giving officer, at [email protected] or 913-758-6126.
Saint Mary Tradition
read moreFounded in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the University of Saint Mary has a long tradition of academic excellence. Saint Mary is a tight-knit community where one-on-one attention is valued and growth is measured by more than a percent in a grade book. USM focuses on fulfilling the needs of both our students and society- establishing academic programs where purpose, global impact, and long-term success govern their existence. Students are inspired to follow their dreams and find their potential-choosing from over 30 majors, minors, and concentrations; a growing number of master's programs; and three doctoral degrees.
read moreBecause USM makes transferring easy, whether you want to attend the Main Campus in Leavenworth, evenings at our Overland Park Campus, or online. Saint Mary is focused on providing the one-on-one attention that will help you fulfill your goals. Students give us high marks for improving their communication skills, turning them into true critical thinkers and better leaders, and providing the skills employers are looking for. Attend a Transfer Tuesday event and see for yourself, with on-the-spot transcript review and a meeting with Financial Aid!
read moreThe University of Saint Mary recognizes your hard work and commitment to excellence-which is exactly why we think you'll fit into our Honors Program. Our honors students dream big and develop the leadership skills to achieve big. And though our honors students study hard, the rewards extend beyond the classroom and grade book, into lifelong success. There's a lot of reasons to join the Honors Program at Saint Mary, but here are a few favorites. Direct access to unique academic, social, and cultural experiences.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
read moreThe University of Saint Mary Stefani Doctor of Physical Therapy Program prepares students for autonomous practice as an entry-level physical therapist. In keeping with the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, USM is committed to helping students realize their God-given potential-inspiring them to strive for academic excellence in coursework and in practice. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), USM's curriculum emphasizes dynamic, hands-on learning and applicable clinical reasoning skills consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the American Physical Therapy Association's Standards of Practice.
read moreUSM is offering on-campus and virtual visits! Masks will be required when in-doors (USM can provide masks). USM is following CDC and Kansas and local guidelines to ensure safety of our guests, faculty, staff, and students. If you have questions before your visit, email a USM admissions rep at [email protected] or call 913-682-5151. We're looking forward to meeting you and your family!