St. Mary’s University

St. Mary’s University

Ghost Tour Event for STMU. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski
In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen (In your light we shall see light) Psalm 36:9


Why St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s University is one of the fastest growing universities in Alberta. The intimate and engaging campus setting, commitment to academic excellence, and the emphasis on social justice offer an experience that is truly focused on helping St. Mary’s students become citizens of the world who will contribute to the betterment of their workplaces, communities and society.

Local Features

Calgary is a vibrant, cultural hub that is always evolving and providing new and exciting opportunities for those who live here. Be it the new National Music Centre, the many bike/running paths that tie the city together or the proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a city that has something to offer for anyone.

Community Culture

St. Mary’s University’s commitment to social justice, ethical citizenship, respect and freedom of thought is all grounded in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition that comes to life in excellent programs and countless student-led campus and community initiatives. St. Mary’s is committed to working alongside those in need while learning what it truly means to be servant of the community.

Program Highlights

St. Mary’s University offers eight Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Education after degree and transferable university courses in 35 academic disciplines. St. Mary’s is accredited to offer four three-year Bachelor of Arts degrees with concentrations in General Studies, English, History, or Psychology. Five four-year degrees: a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English, Psychology, Liberal Studies or History and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology.

Practicums & Internships

Bachelor of Education (Elementary) students participate in 26 weeks of practicum experience where they put theory to practice.

Extracurricular Activities

There’s more to university life than classes, assignments and papers. Get involved in one (or more) of the many clubs, activities and groups ready to welcome you at St. Mary’s University. Clubs focusing on literary arts, photography, social justice, board games and art welcome all. If you have an interest that isn’t represented, forming a new club of your own is always possible.


The St. Mary’s University Lightning Athletics team feature in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and are represented by Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Cross-Country running and the recently added Indoor Track teams. Various recreational sports offerings are presented throughout the school year.

Mission Experience

Through the pursuit of knowledge and service to the community, we prepare our students to become lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and compassionate members of society. St. Mary’s University is focused on developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit — preparing students to live with integrity, compassion, and confidence.

Career Expectations

An education from St. Mary’s University provides a knowledge base that that keeps students nimble, flexible, and adaptable — ready to respond to the needs and challenges of a diverse workforce. Whether it is becoming an Elementary School Teacher through our Bachelor of Education department or a career in communications, St. Mary’s offers real-world degrees right for today and ready for tomorrow.


School Overview

Student Population: 1010
Student-Faculty Ratio: 25
Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Certificate
Affiliation: Catholic
Type of School: University
Founding Date: 1986


Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition (per 3 credit hours amount): $7,590 per full-time year
Scholarships Available: Yes

Campus Life

Student Jobs: Yes
Varsity Sports: Yes
Campus Library: Yes

Additional Info

Online Courses: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes

Contact Info

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 403-531-9130
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