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At our small university with the heart of a women’s college, everything is possible.

Mary Baldwin College for Women

At the center of Mary Baldwin experience is the undergraduate College for Women on our historic main campus in Staunton.


Early College

The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (for 13–15 year-olds who are prepared to bypass all or some high school grades) and Early College (for 16- and 17-year-olds) are for accelerated young women who are ready to enter college one to four years early. After completing the application, a supplemental form will be sent by our Early College office.

Program for the Exceptionally Gifted application


Baldwin Online & Adult Programs

Our undergraduate track for non-traditional students — established in 1977 as the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs —  offers flexible, affordable, convenient programs for busy adults. Start or complete your bachelor’s degree, earn a professional certificate, or take individual courses for personal enrichment in regional centers located around the state. Coeducational.


College of Education

Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching, which incorporates initial licensure; or a Master of Education for advanced study in the field of education. Mary Baldwin’s pioneering program in environment-based learning is one of four concentrations. College graduates interested in becoming a teacher can obtain their Virginia teaching certificate through Mary Baldwin’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure program. Coeducational.

College of Education applications


Shakespeare and Performance

Learn academic and applied aspects of Shakespearean theatrical studies with a focus on acting, directing, teaching, or dramaturgy. Earn a Master of Letters (MLitt) first, then consider the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), the terminal degree in this field. Coeducational.

Master of Letters application



Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Experience an interprofessional approach to health care with in-demand programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA), Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). Coeducational.