Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

students working with a patient in Saint Alexis Hospital

Ethically Based. Professionally Focused. Nationally Recognized. 

An education from the Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences school prepares you for a career as a highly competent, caring, and ethical health care professional. Inspired by and under the patronage of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla – a physician, wife, and mother – we provide an education of excellence for servant leaders who uphold the dignity of human life and will transform health care for everyone at each stage of life. 

You’ll gain practical experience in clinical settings throughout the region and beyond — and make a positive impact on people’s lives — through internships and practicums; service trips and pro bono clinics; and collaborative projects across the university. In addition to your professional training with experienced faculty and cutting-edge technology,  you’ll be immersed in the Benedictine values that will lay the foundation for virtuous leadership in your career.

Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences Programs

Undergraduate Degrees

BiomechanicsCommunication Sciences and DisordersExercise ScienceMedical Laboratory ScienceNursing, Radiologic TechnologyRespiratory Therapy

Graduate Degrees

Athletic TrainingRespiratory TherapyOccupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech Language PathologyClinical Exercise PhysiologyKinesiologyNursingBioethics

Athletic training student assessing athlete

Early Assurance Program

We offer admitted freshmen with superior academic performance admission into certain high-demand health programs.

Male student discussing prescriptions with Peruvian woman

Service Trips

Bring basic health care to people in need in Guatemala and Peru.

Occupational Therapy student working with elderly patient at pro bono clinic

Pro Bono Clinics

Graduate students can gain professional experience as they serve the community in our inter-professional pro bono clinics.

Three nursing students giving breathing treatment to baby mannequin

CHI Nursing Scholarship

Qualified nursing students can receive a scholarship for a tuition-fee senior year, in partnership with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

Male year-round campus student studying outside on a summer day

Year-Round Campus

Earn your bachelor’s in 2.6 years or your bachelor’s and master’s in four — saving time and money.

A Message From the Dean 

Welcome to the Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences!

I cannot think of a better environment in which to earn your health care degree.

At the founding of Mary College in 1959, health sciences were there from the beginning. And at every point in our history, health care education has led the way. Along your journey, we hope that you will find a special friend and confidante in Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, under whose patronage our school operates.

Our legacy is tremendously important to us. We want our graduates to be the very best in their fields. And we also want something more. We want our graduates to be exemplars of moral courage and defenders of the sanctity of life and dignity of the human person.

Moral courage means:

  • Asking this question thoughtfully: “Just because we can do something in medical science, should we do it?”
  • Ensuring that every person, created in the image of God, has access to necessary treatments and therapies – especially the poor, the marginalized, and the underserved.
  • Acknowledging that health care professionals and their patients both have rights of conscience and so approaching ethical dilemmas with keen perception, personal fortitude, and gracious understanding.

Our community of students and faculty engage in learning through work in classrooms, clinics, labs, and research – preparing servant leaders who will transform health care for everyone at all stages of life. In all we do, our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values guide us as an institution of higher learning.

We feel honored and grateful that you seek to further your education with us. We trust that your experience here will be an enriching and life-giving adventure of learning. We are praying and cheering for you along the way.

God bless you!

— ­Dr. Mary Dockter, Dean

University of Mary has been a national leader in health care education for over 60 years — now under the patron, Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences.

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Call us at 701-355-8030 or 800-288-6279 (MARY).