College of Mount St. Joseph

Contact Person: Nicki Veldhaus
Phone: (800) 654-9314 ext. 4538 or (513) 244-4538

Web address:

Brief Description of Program:

The College of Mount St. Joseph is a private, liberal arts and science college, with 41 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate majors, located 15 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati on a 75-acre campus that overlooks on the Ohio River. We cater to adult and transfer students, and offer a $4,000 transfer scholarship to students who transfer with a 3.0 GPA. The Mount’s curriculum emphasizes strong communication and critical thinking skills in all areas of study and support services to assist individual student development. The College offers wireless laptop computers to all students, and a co-op program that promotes real-world experience. The Mount offers degrees that are available in day, evening, weekend, or combination of time frames.

Degrees available through accelerated format include:

  • Accounting (AS, BS)
  • Business Administration (AS, BS)
  • Communication Studies (AA, BA)
  • Computer Information Systems (AS, BS)
  • Graphic Design (AA, BA)
  • iDesign (Certificate)
  • Interior Design (AA, BA)
  • Liberal Studies (AA, BA)
  • Aging Services and Administration (AA, BA, Certificate)
  • American Humanics (Certificate)
  • Nursing (BSN completion, BS)
  • Paralegal Studies for Nurses (BA, Certificate)
  • Paralegal Studies (AA, BA, Certificate)
  • Religious Pastoral Ministry (BA)
  • Social Work (BA)
  • Parish Nursing/Health Ministries (Certificate).

Graduate Studies offered in Education, Religious & Pastoral Studies, and Physical Therapy.

Accelerated Weekends and Evenings – accelerated study at the Mount is an intense learning experience that offers adult students the opportunity to complete courses in nontraditional time frames. Instructors cover subjects as thoroughly as traditional courses, but follow a different teaching methodology with fewer class contact hours and more independent study.

Meeting times – courses require attendance at five to eight class sessions, meeting every two to three weeks.

Summers – summer accelerated classes meet four consecutive Saturdays in either July or August and require a pre-assignment to be completed before the first class session.
Distance Learning - offers students more flexibility with courses taken through Internet access or through taped sessions with only occasional visits to the main campus.

Credit for Experiential Learning – The Mount recognizes and awards credit for college level learning that takes place outside a college or university. Students may seek credit through credential documentation, portfolio development, College Level Equivalency Examination (CLEP).

Transferring to the Mount – The College of Mount St. Joseph accepts transfer credits from Sinclair Community College and all other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Adult students (out of high school four years or more) - may apply to the College through the Office of Admission (513) 244-4805 or (800) 654-9314. The Mount offers “open” enrollment for adult students requiring an application, application fee, a copy of high diploma or GED, or an official college transcript from all colleges attended. Traditional-aged students interested in applying to the Mount should contact the admission office at (513) 244-4531 or (800) 654-9314.


  • North Central Association of Colleges and schools
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Council on Social Work Education
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association for Music Therapy
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Ohio Board of Regents
  • State of Ohio Department of Education
  • The American Physical Therapy Association.