Mission

Mission Statement of the Undergraduate College
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, independent liberal arts college. Committed to the Catholic tradition and ecumenism, the College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Mission Statement of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) 
The School of Professional and Graduate Studies is the College’s entrepreneurial arm. Its programs are consistent with the College’s Mission, extensions of strengths in the Undergraduate College, and contribute positively to the College’s net income. It offers academically excellent undergraduate, graduate, and not-for-credit programs to adult students seeking credentials for professional advancement.

Through SPGS programs, the College calls professional and graduate students to extend education beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, the College fosters an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.