Mount Aloysius College

Established in 1853, Mount Aloysius is a liberal arts and science-based institution with a commitment to career-directed study. Rooted in Catholic tradition, Mount Aloysius is one of the nation’s 16 Mercy sponsored colleges. MAC began as an Academy and has evolved into a comprehensive college which provides undergraduate and graduate education.

Academic Programs
Mount Aloysius College offers five programs of study within its graduate school. Each program offers a unique educational and career opportunity for professionals and is designed to accommodate the needs of the full-time or part-time learner.  Students enrolled in graduate programs at Mount Aloysius College come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. 

Master of Business Administration
The MBA program at Mount Aloysius College prepares students to be leaders in a global economy by integrating the instruction of several theories of management such as marketing, finance and economics.  The 36 credit program includes 12 credits of the student’s selected area of concentration: Accounting, Human Health Services Administration and Project Management.  The curriculum creates ethical professionals with strong skills in problem solving, decision making and the operations of business in volatile regulatory environments and global settings.  Mount Aloysius College MBA graduates are business leaders who think strategically and communicate effectively in professional settings, always acting under the Mercy Heritage of Mount Aloysius College of moral principles, humanity and integrity. 

Master of Arts:  Criminal Justice Management in Correctional Administration
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Management in Correctional Administration offers a unique educational and career opportunity for professionals in the criminal justice field and other related fields.  The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary preparation for career advancement to those working in corrections as well as those working in other fields who would benefit from an advanced degree.  Guided by the mission of Mount Aloysius College to serve the community at large, the program includes a social justice focus.  The curriculum consists of 36 credits in which the student will choose one of two options:  thesis option or a non-thesis option.

Master of Science:  Community Counseling
The Master of Science in Community Counseling at Mount Aloysius College prepares students for national certification and professional licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.   The curriculum delivers the skills required for employment in a variety of settings, including private practice, mental health centers, drug/alcohol treatment facilities, correctional institutions, child care centers, and health care institutions.  Mount Aloysius College Community Counseling graduates are grounded in the values of hospitality, service, mercy and justice, making them leaders in the field of counseling and in the larger global community.   The program consists of 48 credits that also allow students to take an additional 12 credits in order to meet the 60 credit state regulation for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania.

Master of Science in General Psychology
The Master of Science in General Psychology at Mount Aloysius College is designed for the individual employed in the field who aspires to enhance their knowledge, skills and credentials for career advancement or for those students who are seeking a gradual transition to doctoral level work.  The Mount Aloysius College MSPY graduates will have a strong foundation in research methodology, and knowledge in social, developmental, cognitive, and personality psychology. The curriculum consists of 36 credits in which the student will choose one of three options:  thesis option, management option or elective option.  Students are exposed to research, theory, and applications in most subfields of psychology.   

Master of Science:  Education
The Master of Science in Education program at Mount Aloysius College provides students with the skill set needed for masterful teaching. Students are given the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse with teachers from various grade levels.  Students will choose one of three specializations for graduate work, including early childhood, special education, and secondary education.  Upon completion of the 33 credit program, graduates will be reflective, masterful teachers who are prepared for leadership roles, who are advocates for their students, and who are scholarly professionals committed to positive change in their classrooms and schools.

Vibrant Community
At Mount Aloysius, you’ll find nationally known, experienced professors that hold terminal or doctorate degrees, and they bring to the classroom both academic and real-world experience....

Market Driven, Career Focused

 • Mount Aloysius College continually researches employment trends and market demands, and adds or change programs to address emerging needs. Our entire curriculum reflects this focus on careers.

 • Our core curriculum helps you to become analytical and reflective. You also learn to approach your work within the context of the larger world and the human experience. Considerable emphasis is placed on writing. It’s a “classic” college curriculum, reinvented for today’s career-centric students.

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