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A forward-thinking university prepares students for today and tomorrow. Our world is transforming economically, socially, and technologically. Carlow University’s academic programs prepare students to become adaptable, lifelong learners who are well prepared for the careers of today and the future.


Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic liberal arts university located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, this diverse, inclusive Mercy University embodies the values of its founders, offering its students transformational educational opportunities that empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.


Consistent with its tradition of academic excellence, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice, ethical, forward-thinking leadership, and meaningful service to the community that makes an impact.


Undergraduate Programs:


  • Nursing: RN to BSN Fast-Track – Online

  • Education: Early Childhood Education (with certification from Birth to Grade 4) and Early Learning and Development Degree Completion Program. Apprenticeship Program available for those who qualify.


Graduate Programs:


  • Nursing:

    • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-master’s Certification Program also available)

    • MSN, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-master’s Certification Program also available)

  • Business:

    • Master of Business Administration (Online)

    • Executive Master of Business Administration (Online)

    • Master’s in Art Education (K-12 Teacher Certification)




Carlow University works with Corporate Partners to create specialized workshops, certificates, and academic experiences driven by the specific needs of each business, interested in learning more? We would be happy to talk with you about the opportunity.


For more information on any of the programs or opportunities listed above. Please contact:


Wendy Phillips

Director, Adult/Graduate Admissions and Regional Education Centers

Carlow University



An additional satellite campus is now located at Westmoreland County Community College.


Carlow University at the RLA

850 Cranberry Woods Drive

Suite 2228

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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