About Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP)

There’s never been a better time to take a course or two from an accredited university recognized for educational excellence, Marian University!

While online prerequisite courses require commitment and dedication, they offer many advantages for busy working adults. Students have the flexibility to study when it is most convenient for them, making it easier to juggle work commitments and family responsibilities.

Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) offers many online prerequisite courses designed in a five or eight-week format.

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About Marian University

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world. Our mission is to be a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.

The institution grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851. The college was founded in Oldenburg in 1936 and moved to Indianapolis in 1937. On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University.

Marian University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees. One certificate program, 37 majors, 34 minors, 15 associates, and 32 concentrations are offered.

Marian University does not discriminate in enrolling students on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, creed, national or ethnic origin, or disability.


Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602; 312.263.7462), the American Osteopathic Association, the National Council for Teacher Education, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (1 Dupont Circle NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036).

Specific academic programs are approved by the Indiana Professional Standards Board, the Indiana State Board of Nurses’ Registration and Nursing Education, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.