Stevenson University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts learning institution with campuses located in Stevenson and Owings Mills, Maryland. Founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the school was originally a one-year training school for women and was named Villa Julie College after Saint Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1967, the college established a Board of Trustees and became independent of the Roman Catholic Church. By 1972, the college had become coeducational but it wasn’t until 2007 that it finally attained university status. In 2008, the college officially adopted the name Stevenson University.
Today, Stevenson University continues to fulfill the educational needs of its students both in the undergraduate and graduate levels and to uphold its mission to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deal with the challenges of their chosen careers through a curriculum centered on the liberal arts but with a unique career focus.
To insure that anyone interested to pursue higher education is able to do so regardless of his or her busy lifestyle or location, Stevenson University offers both onsite and online degree programs in both undergraduate and graduate levels. It also offers accelerated bachelor’s degree programs for working adults through its School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Degree programs available onsite and online include the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice; the RN to BS option; and, for the graduate level, the Master of Science degrees in Business Technology and in Forensic Studies.