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The University of Saint Mary was established in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, KS. Today, USM offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at two campus locations in Kansas as well as online. USM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)*.

Our programs provide students with the strong decision making and critical thinking skills required to thrive in the workplace. Coursework and curricula emphasize the practical applications of skills and knowledge and the University of Saint Mary is known for creating graduates with the ability to lead organizations and contribute to their communities in ways that benefit society as a whole.

With our recognition for quality and our experience in online higher education, the University of Saint Mary offers a meaningful education in the most convenient way possible.

  • Named "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2005.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)*.
* 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL. 60802-2504, 800.621.7440

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) – Online

Our RN to BSN program is CCNE accredited* and 100% online. Graduate in as few as 12 months and have the option to complete a concentration in Health Care Management in conjunction with your BSN.
* One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Online

Degree is built on the new Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Two specializations

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Online

Accredited by the IACBE* and offers six concentrations:

  • Finance Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing & Advertising Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • General Management
*Specialized accreditation for the business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe Kansas.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Curriculum mirrors the accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); graduates are prepared to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator certification (RHIA) exam.
Requirements: Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology; 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 Scale

The University of Saint Mary is dedicated to providing students with an accessible and affordable education. We offer financial aid to accepted students who qualify. Financial aid packages are based on the university’s assessment of student need as determined by processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Upon your acceptance to the University of Saint Mary, go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number). You should receive it immediately by email. Fill out the FAFSA form. You will need the university’s FAFSA code, 001943. Make sure you have your Federal Income Tax Return and any other financial records you may need handy.

Processing the form usually takes about two or three days. After that time, you will receive an award letter with information about your financial aid package, which may include student loans, grants, and/or scholarships, depending on your eligibility.