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The Catholic and Marianist University

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

  • Jul 27
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM - St. Mary's University
  • Aug 4
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 8:00 AM: Friday, Aug. 4 is the deadline to submit a readmission application for the Fall 2017 semester. Visit the Office of the Registrar page for schedules and deadlines. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at
  • Aug 4
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event: Friday, Aug. 4 is the last day for Summer II classes. Final exams for the session will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4. Visit the Office of the Registrar page for schedules and deadlines for the summer session.For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at
  • Aug 8
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 2:30 PM - Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena: The St. Mary's University faculty, staff, and Marianists are invited to attend University Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the Bill Greehey Arena. During this annual event, we:- Renew our commitment to creating a culture of excellence - Recognize recipients of the President's Award for Excellence - Honor the years faculty and staff servicePresidential Award for Excellence RecipientsDonna Eckert Fields, Head Coach, Women's SoftballAida Belmares Guillory, Senior Administrative Assistant, Greehey School of BusinessColin P. Marks, Professor of LawA reception to honor our award recipients and launch the academic year will be held following University Convocation in the Auxiliary Gym.
  • Aug 10
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - See schedule of events for locations: Begin your transition to life at St. Mary’s University by attending Zaragoza. During Zaragoza, you and your family will be introduced to the St. Mary’s campus, our programs, other students and their families. Most importantly, Zaragoza welcomes you as a member of our University community. We’ll address your questions about the St. Mary’s experience by providing a fun-filled opportunity to get acquainted with your new home and to relieve any academic, social or spiritual worries you may be experiencing. Additional SessionZaragoza Days: Aug. 11-14 View the Zaragoza Schedule For more information, please contact the Zaragoza Office at 210-436-3473 or

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