One reason that Misericordia is so successful is that it provides students with an abundance of hands-on, real world experience and career preparation.
Misericordia has been educating non-traditional students since it opened its doors in 1924.
Our undergraduate degree programs are combined with a powerful liberal arts component that allows students to sample various fields, expand their perspectives and become more competitive in their chosen careers.
Misericordia University is committed to creating an environment where all are welcome. We strive to make our facilities and technologies accessible to students, faculty, staff, and visitors, in accordance with applicable law and guidelines, in the spirit of hospitality.
With over 55 academic programs, Misericordia brings students a customized experience while delivering a high-impact, nationally recognized education.
Misericordia offers exceptional facilities for sports and recreation, providing student-athletes with some of the finest competition venues in the region.
Division III playing seasons and class schedules are designed to promote academic success as evidenced by MU’s overall 3.28 GPA among student-athletes and 378 MAC All-Academic honorees in 2018-19.
Misericordia University is a member of the NCAA Division III. The largest of the NCAA’s three divisions, Division III promotes a well-rounded approach to intercollegiate athletics participation.
When Misericordia students aren’t expanding their minds in the classroom, they are having fun getting involved in activities and events around campus.
Misericordia has over 40 clubs and special interest organizations and 25 sports for men and women.
Misericordia offers a private education of superior quality and value.
Financial Aid can assist you in your pursuit of a degree and make it possible for you to achieve your goals.
The Office of Residence Life works to improve the quality of life in all residential facilities by promoting personal development through community living experiences.
The Admissions team welcomes prospective students and visitors to campus through personal appointments and Open Houses to provide a unique and meaningful experience.
Explore and enjoy a variety of planned Misericordia University Alumni events including Homecoming and Alumni Weekend!
Please consider supporting Misericordia University students by making a gift to the Misericordia Fund. Learn more about how you can contribute.
Staying connected to those who had an impact on your life is important whether it is to keep in touch, network, or keep each other motivated.
Our students benefit from the small class sizes and a support system that is always available. From peer tutoring to career counseling, Misericordia students receive all the personal attention they need to be successful academically and professionally.
Misericordia University is organized into three academic colleges that offer programs on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels. Misericordia University is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of programs in the Humanities, the Natural Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
College of Business
The College of Business prepares students to assume positions in business, research, and community life, as well as to further their education at the graduate level.
College of Health Sciences and Education
The College of Health Sciences and Education offers 15+ degree programs ranging from bachelor and master's degrees to clinical doctorate degrees.
For over 90 years, Misericordia has been providing academic programs that go beyond normal expectations - preparing students for more than just a job; but rather a fulfilling, rewarding future leading lives of consequence.
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First-time, full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships
Sarah Sporko '20
History & Government, Law, and National Security
Throughout my journey at Misericordia University, I have developed wonderful relationships with those in the History and Government Department, both faculty and students, who have done so much to support me during my journey here.
Between my studies as a dual History and GLNS major, and extracurricular activities as former Vice-President of the History Club and former GLNS Club President, and current Phi Alpha Theta member, I have been able to pursue activities outside the classroom that help me to gain an insight into the world around me and how my talents may help it.
I am not sure where and who I would be today if I did not choose Misericordia University.
Jeremy Osko '15
One of the most influential aspects from Misericordia University that aided in my graduate school applications was the opportunity MU provided to be highly involved, both on a personal and professional level. Misericordia’s biochemistry program allowed me to gain first hand experience conducting research, writing grants, presenting posters/professional talks and attending conferences such as the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting.
The faculty-student environment provided by Misericordia University was very friendly, collaborative, and insightful. There was never a moment I felt my classmates or professors were unapproachable, making my learning experience more welcoming.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Misericordia truly became a second home for me during my 6.5 years there. Specifically during the physical therapy program, the professors were (and still are) always there to provide encouragement, a shoulder to cry on during hard times, and extra insight above and beyond their required duties.
Evidence-based practice was consistently stressed throughout the program, which taught me that learning and growing as a clinician is a never ending process. My professors also encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and apply for a competitive and intense clinical setting which enhanced my experience in the area of pediatrics drastically, allowing me to acquire a job in outpatient pediatrics as my first job out of school.
Medical and Health Humanities
What makes Medical & Health Humanities so special is that it provides the perfect foundation for so many areas in both the health sciences and health care fields. When I was searching for schools, I knew that I wanted to go into a medical field where I could learn skills to help other people. What I never expected was to learn skills that could help people in other aspects of their life besides just physical treatment, something that other fields of medical education do not cover as well.
In only my first two years, I have had the opportunity to learn so much about healthcare systems, human rights, societal and cultural influences on medicine, medical ethics, and more! After I complete my undergraduate degree in MHH, I plan on going into graduate training for physical therapy. I truly believe that the knowledge and skills I am acquiring in MHH are going to enhance my career and how I work with those in need of or receiving medical care.
Alexandra Irr '18
M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
My experience at Misericordia University, and in particular as a Speech Language Pathology major, has been invaluable. Every professor I have had at Misericordia has gone above and beyond to be invested in the success of their students.
The SLP department at Misericordia made it easy to get involved with numerous clubs and activities, whether it was volunteering to take on extra clients at the on-campus clinic or organizing the annual 5K for the local chapter of the National Stuttering Association. Also, I was so thankful to be included on numerous research projects that were presented at state and national conferences in amazing cities across the country from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles.
The coursework to complete a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology was both challenging and intellectually stimulating, and I know I will leave Misericordia University to work in the field of pediatric speech language pathology as the best clinician and person that I can be.
The Psychology department at Misericordia University has helped me realize a deeper potential. Whenever I had certain goals in mind academically, I was able to achieve higher than originally thought possible.
Every psychology professor I had the privilege to study under were all extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The one-on-one experience I had with my psychology professors has helped me feel more welcomed and comfortable, and is an experience that I feel cannot be matched.