Marygrove College Online

Located in the heart of Detroit, Marygrove College is a liberal arts school. Founded in 1905 and originally located in Monroe, Mich., it is the direct descendant of St. Mary Academy, which taught courses such as grammar, arithmetic, and mythology to young women. Now a coeducational school, Marygrove has fewer than 1,000 students. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1, which provides a personalized approach to learning, according to the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES).

Graduate students on campus number more than 300, and an additional 1,600 students participate in distance learning. The school offers bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in more than 60 disciplines, including dance, education, forensic science, and social work. Students also participate in study abroad, service learning, and honors programs. It is one of five schools that are part of the Detroit Area Consortium of Catholic Colleges, which provides opportunities for students to take classes at member institutions. Marygrove College ranks among tier two universities in the Midwestern region in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “Best Colleges” list.

Programs Offered

Marygrove offers approximately 50 undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees, and 13 certificate programs. The most popular undergraduate majors are in public administration and social service professions; the visual and performing arts; and business. Certificates are geared toward people who want to keep a professional edge, and these are offered in areas such as women’s studies and computer graphics. Marygrove College’s institutes offer an interdisciplinary approach, with innovative programs in math, science, and arts. They are Art Infused Education; Detroit Studies; the Institute of Music and Dance; and Science and Math. Some of these programs are geared toward teachers, equipping them to teach these subjects more effectively.

While Marygold offers many online non-credit courses through its online partner ed2go, it also offers a Master in the Art of Teaching online degree. The program provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice.


Since 1926, Marygrove College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Marygrove College accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means that applications are accepted all year. Students may enter college at the beginning of any term, but it is best to apply at least two months prior to their desired start date. Applicants must submit the completed Marygrove College application, high school and/or college transcripts, ACT scores, and the non-refundable application fee. Generally, accepted students have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and a minimum ACT score of 18.Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for admission. Specific programs may require interviews or auditions prior to acceptance. Marygrove’s acceptance rate is 41.1%, according to the NCES.

Admissions Contact

Marygrove College
Admissions Office
8425 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 927-1240 (Undergraduate admissions)
(313) 927-1513 (Graduate admissions)

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