About Misericordia University

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is a faith-based, higher learning institution based in Dallas, Pennsylvania, that welcomes students of all faiths.

With an emphasis on liberal arts and pre-professional studies, Misericordia operates three colleges on a 123-acre campus, offering nearly 40 degree programs and more than 15 certificate programs.

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Through our College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Health Sciences and Education, we cover diverse fields of study, from accounting to computer science to nursing to sport management statistics.

But no matter the field of study, we provide each student with a quality education that aligns with the values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. Currently, Misericordia enrolls more than 3,000 students, including undergraduates and graduates.

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Core Values

In carrying out the heartfelt mission of the Sisters of Mercy, Misericordia University provides a student-focused learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for all persons. To maintain the integrity of this mission, Misericordia adheres to these core values:

  • Mercy through compassion, love, and caring.
  • Service through selflessness, sacrifice, and action.
  • Justice through fairness, acceptance, and advocacy.
  • Hospitality through dignity, respect, and openness.

As a result, we offer students a legacy of quality education, professional preparation, and service leadership that has continued for more than 90 years.

Sisters of Mercy

Tracing their roots back to Dublin, Ireland, the vows of the Sisters of Mercy to service the impoverished, the sick, and the uneducated began in 1831. They came to the United States in 1843 at the invitation of the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Still making a difference today, these women of faith continue to commit their lives to God and to serve, advocate, and pray for those in need around the world. The Sisters of Mercy focus their efforts on five areas of critical concern: earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism, and women.

Contact us to learn more about Misericordia University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program near Pittsburgh and its faith-based education.

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