The mission of Madonna University, a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher learning, is to instill in its students Christian humanistic values, intellectual inquiry, a respect for diversity, and a commitment to serving others through a liberal arts education integrated with career preparation, based on the truths and principles recognized within a Catholic tradition.
Madonna’s mission receives its spirit from these Franciscan Values:
• Respect for the dignity of each person
• Peace and justice
• Reverence for creation
• Education for truth and service
Founded by the Felician Sisters in 1937, Madonna University is one of the largest Catholic, Franciscan, independent universities in the country. Through undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs Madonna University provides men and women of all religious, social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds with opportunities for intellectual, spiritual and personal growth. Liberal arts education, career preparation and service learning are the hallmarks of a Madonna education.