With identities that complement the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, and a shared mission rooted in the Catholic faith, the partnership between Marian University and SSM Health doesn’t just benefit SSM Health employees — it benefits our communities.

Fixtures of the Midwest for more than 85 years, each of SSM Health’s 39,000 employees now has easy and discounted access to the 100% online degree programs that Marian University has designed to fit the busy schedules of health care workers like you.

Prepare to do more – for your career and your community

Marian University’s online programs were created for adult learners who want a personalized, flexible education based on the core values the Midwest has come to expect from Marian University. Students engage in either a traditional 15-week semester, 7-week accelerated timeline or a 4-week flexible program schedule, and progress through their chosen program utilizing a student-centered approach that supports and recognizes where you come from and what you need to move forward.

Click here for a listing of all of Marian’s Online degree offerings.

For a listing of Marian’s traditional undergraduate degrees, click here.


The accelerated semester is seven weeks long and offers six possible starts per year. Classes are offered fully online and designed with flexible coursework.


Marian’s flexible program offers online courses with twelve starts per year. Students can choose from more than 30 classes every four weeks.



With three starts per year, Marian’s 15 week long courses operate on a traditional college semester schedule with classes offered 100% online.

Benefitting you, your dependents and our communities

The partnership between Marian University and SSM Health isn’t just about helping you – it’s about helping your loved ones, too. That’s why dependent children of full-time SSM Health employees can receive a 50% tuition discount annually when enrolling in one of Marian University’s 45+ undergraduate programs. This is separate from the 20% off tuition for all SSM Health employees.

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