Excellence in education is at the forefront of Marian’s commitment to students. Graduates of our professional programs are prepared for a variety of careers in the ever-changing, complex, and challenging work environment. The College of the Professions builds upon founding principles and Marian’s core values — community, learning, service, social justice, and spiritual traditions into a professional education that fosters professional growth, professional development, and commitment to life-long learning.  The College strives to create an educational environment that compels students to take personal responsibility for acquiring knowledge, forming values, developing effective communication and critical thinking skills, analyzing situations, and making independent judgments.