saint_mary-of-the-woods_college Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana 47876
812.535-5106 • 800.926.SMWC

Founded in 1840 by the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the Nations, oldest, Catholic, liberal arts college for women. SMWC offers campus-based undergraduate degree programs for women and distance undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs for both men and women. We offer over 30 majors via distance education in the Woods External Degree (WED) Program.

The WED Program is a highly personalized, liberal arts education combined with support from academic advisors, professors and staff members. Created with the adult student in mind, the WED Program allows you to earn a college degree at your own pace in a variety of majors.

Baccalaureate Majors:
Accounting Information Systems
Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Media Communications
History/Political Science/Pre-Law
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Paralegal Studies
Professional Writing
Social Science (History)

Associate Degrees:
Early Childhood/Child Development
General Business
K-Elementary Education
Paralegal Studies

Post-Baccalaureate Programs:
Teacher Licensure
Paralegal Studies Certificate

Graduate Programs:
Art Therapy
Earth Literacy
Education *Pending approval by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Leadership Development
Music Therapy
Pastoral Therapy

1,700 Total Students
1,225 Distance (WED) Students
325 Resident students
125 Graduate students

Needed for Admission
Contact the Office of Distance and Graduate Admission 
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Yahoo ID:  wed_admission

Typical Costs

Tuition for Undergraduate Programs

$396 per credit hour

Tuition for Graduate Programs

$452 per credit hour

Financial Aid:
Approximately 90% of all students receive financial assistance.

Multiple Enrollment Dates:
WED Undergraduate Program: September, November, February, April and June. June is a one-day residency for applicants who meet specific admission criteria including a minimum amount of transfer credit and GPA.

Post-baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program: October, February and June



For More Information


ICN Coordinator

Sara Lindsey
Director of Distance and Graduate Admission
1.800.499.0373 or 812.535.5186
Fax: 812.535.5010
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Office of Distance & Graduate Admission
122 Guerin Hall
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 800.499.0373
Fax: 812.535.5010
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Financial Aid
106 Guerin Hall
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 800.926.SMWC or 812.535.5100
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