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St. Mary's Academics

St. Mary's is the University for Academic Excellence. Learn more about our schools, unique curriculum, research and online learning opportunities.

Our Unique Curriculum

In the spirit of our Marianist heritage, St. Mary's University strives to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our Core Curriculum fosters the pursuit of truth and truthful action; unity and integration of knowledge, including the harmony between faith and reason; the preparation of students for a world of adaptation of change, and more.

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Louis J. Blume Library

Named after the Rev. Louis J. Blume (1913-1977) who was twice president of the University, provides an extensive collection of print and electronic books, journals, and databases, and other multimedia formats, as well as dedicated and knowledgeable librarians and staff.

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Graduate Study at St. Mary's

We offer master's degrees, doctoral degrees (Ph.D.s), and a variety of graduate certificates. Students are equipped with an advanced academic degree, which is becoming increasingly essential in both the public and private sectors. Here, esteemed faculty work closely with a select number of students to help cultivate their intellectual growth and professional preparedness.

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Online Learning

St. Mary’s University is known for its tradition of academic excellence - a tradition that goes back more than 160 years. Our experience in traditional learning gives St. Mary’s the solid foundation needed to provide excellence in online learning as well.

St. Mary’s University graduate-level online learning provides a flexible opportunity for individuals interested in academically rigorous and rewarding courses. Our programs integrate top-notch academics and the University’s mission of cultivating ethical leaders committed to the common good.

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St. Mary’s University promotes transformational learning through its support of research, and creative and scholarly activities for faculty and students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Research enhances critical thinking skills and provides hands-on experience for students entering the job market or advanced degree programs.

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Academic Calendar

  • May 3
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: Study days for the 2017 spring semester are Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4. Classes will not meet. Final exams will begin on Friday, May 5. The Office of the Registrar has published the official schedule of final exams.Looking for space to study? The Cotrell Learning Commons will have extended hours May 3-11 for Study Days and Finals. View a complete schedule of hours attached below. Starbucks will also be open.
  • May 5
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: Spring 2017 final exams days are Friday, May 5 and Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 0. Click here for the final exams schedule and more information.
  • May 12
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:30 PM - Bill Greehey Arena: Graduating students of all faiths, their families and friends are cordially invited to participate in the liturgical celebration Baccalaureate Mass.Baccalaureate Mass begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are not required. Graduates are to assemble for the Academic Procession in cap and gown by 5 p.m., Friday May 12, 2017 in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Auxiliary Gym. Staff will be on hand to assist. Masters and Ph.D. candidates should not being hoods to the Baccalaureate Mass. You will be hooded during Commencement.
  • May 13
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 1:30 PM - Bill Greehey Arena: St. Mary’s University is proud to celebrate our Spring 2017 Commencement . If you are not able to attend, you can watch the event live via our streaming service starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Commencement SpeakerStuart Parker, CEO of USAAGuest tickets are required as seating in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena is limited.Overflow seating does not require tickets and is available in the University Center, Conference Room A, where a live stream of the ceremony will be broadcast.Immediately following the ceremony, all guests of the Bill Greehey Arena and University Center will reunite with the graduates outside the Arena. In the event of inclement weather, guests and graduates will convene inside the Arena.
  • May 15
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: The Summer 2017 Maymester begins Monday, May 15 and continues through Friday, May 26.

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