Graduate Programs at Mount Aloysius College
Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College
At A Glance
Established in 1853, Mount Aloysius is a comprehensive, liberal arts and science-based institution with a commitment to career-directed study. Rooted in Catholic tradition, Mount Aloysius College is one of 17 Mercy-sponsored colleges, and universities in the United States and is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

Mount Aloysius College is a student-centered and accommodating community, tailoring academic and co-curricular programs to each learner. Acknowledging diverse ranges of ability and economic resources, accessible faculty and staff help each student reach for their potential. Academic advising, counseling and enrichment courses are available throughout the college. Students are encouraged in extracurricular pursuits like student government, clubs, athletics, theatre and many other social and service programs.
International Students at Mount Aloysius
Location and Environment
Mount Aloysius College is located in scenic Cresson, Pennsylvania. The college sits on top of Cresson Mountain. Mount Aloysius College is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, between Altoona and Johnstown, and is approximately 2 hours from the Commonwealth's Capital of Harrisburg and 1 and 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh.
Mount Aloysius Campus
More than 70 programs of study are offered on the undergraduate and graduate levels in Health Sciences and Nursing, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business Administration and Information Technology. Students may choose from more than 20 concentrations and minors.
Facilities and Equipment
The main campus building is a picturesque structure dating to 1897. Cosgrave Center is the hub of campus life. The building contains the dining hall, snack bar, bookstore, child-care center, lounges, recreational rooms, student affairs offices, and meeting rooms. Ihmsen Halls are key housing facilities for residential students. Misciagna Residence is a state-of-the-art residence hall, providing 25 suites and private bathrooms. McAuley Hall features both double and single rooms and a large multipurpose room and study lounges on all three floors. Alumni Hall is a historic, multipurpose facility used for College drama, musicals, lectures, and performing arts events.

Opened in autumn 2013, the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center is a spectacular 87,400-square-foot multipurpose facility on the western edge of campus. The Center houses a main gymnasium and events venue with seating for over 2,500, home and visitor locker rooms, and trainer facilities. There is also a full-size auxiliary gymnasium. On the ground floor, a new state-of-the-art wellness center offers both cardio and resistance training in a spacious, modern environment.
Students at Mount Aloysius College
The new Bertschi Center and Technology Commons—with open architecture, vivid colors, and glass walls offering great views of the campus and surrounding mountains—is an additional social, technology, and special events venue that serves both commuter and resident students.

Pierce Hall serves as the campus science center and houses all science labs, health science centers, and the offices of science faculty. Academic Hall is home to the College Honors Program. It houses classrooms, labs, seminar rooms, faculty offices, and electronic classrooms.

The state-of-the-art Library is the campus hub for technology and study. With a Buhl Electronic Classroom and more than 80,000 print and nonprint titles, the Library is an impressive facility. This facility is completely automated, with an online catalog and access to remote libraries and the Internet through more than 30 workstations. The Library also houses the Information Technology Center, home to 15 multimedia workstations and the latest educational software.



Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Students can focus in accounting, project management, health and human service administration, and non-profit management. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Community Counseling
The Community Counseling graduate program boasts 100% job placement after completion. The program is designed for individuals seeking licensure as a Professional Counselor. Professional Counselors are in high demand and the job outlook is excellent. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing


​Manpreet Kaur​ from India - MAC Class of 2018

Mount Aloysius College holds four core values which are mercy, hospitality, service, and justice, and those four values build into everything that you do around the campus whether it's through community service, campus ministry, or learning through academics.

​Manpreet Kaur​ from India - MAC Class of 2018
Shamia Pintard from Bahamas - International Club President at MAC

That's what I think is different about Mount Aloysius - where everybody supports each other. The reputation here is success.

Shamia Pintard from Bahamas - International Club President at MAC
Bryan Jordan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, MAC Class of 2017

The faculty here at Mount Aloysius have been incredibly helpful. They help you every step of the way. They do anything that they can to help you.

Bryan Jordan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, MAC Class of 2017
Patrick McKee, Sustainability Program Manager in the Office of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut, MAC Class of 2011
The small class sizes here really helped me a ton because it gave me that sense of a one-on-one learning experience.  Mount Aloysius has definitely evolved since I've graduated. The campus has continuing to grow with building new buildings, and adding additional resources to make this place even greater.

Patrick McKee, Sustainability Program Manager in the Office of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut, MAC Class of 2011
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