Mount St. Joseph University (Mount) announced an academic restructuring plan aimed at enhancing operational efficiency as well as the student experience.

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CINCINNATI—Under the plan, the Mount will consolidate its current five academic schools into four, a move designed to streamline administration, optimize resources, and enhance academic programs. Importantly, the restructuring initiative does not eliminate any academic programs. 

Presently, the Mount has five academic schools: Arts & Humanities, Behavioral & Natural Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Sciences. The restructure, developed after consulting with all faculty departments and staff, results in consolidation into four academic schools, as follows:

  1. School of Arts & Sciences 
  2. School of Business & Communication
  3. School of Education
  4. School of Health Sciences

"This restructuring plan demonstrates the Mount’s continuous effort to be a leader in higher education innovation and to meet the evolving needs of our students. Our new academic structure will address the needs of a global workforce and prepare our students to succeed in all careers, including jobs that may not even exist yet,” said Steve Almquist, provost at Mount St. Joseph University. 

“Consistent with our mission and vision, these changes will enhance the MSJ student experience, which is uniquely personalized to help each student achieve their career goals and to live a life with meaning.”

The School of Health Sciences and the School of Education will remain unchanged, while other academic programs will be reorganized into the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Business & Communication. Smaller departments within these schools will also be consolidated for operational streamlining.

Almquist shared, “The Mount’s faculty have already demonstrated strategic thinking in the ways our new structure will empower curricular innovations. For instance, we see exciting potential in the space where traditional business programs and communication and new media intersect.” 

The Mount currently has close to 2000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The restructuring plan aims to enhance operational efficiency while building on the Mount’s momentum, following three consecutive years of growth in its incoming first-time freshman classes.

Internal communications regarding the restructuring plan have already taken place. Additional details regarding the restructuring implementation will be shared with the Mount Community in the coming weeks.

About the Mount

As a Catholic institution rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University excels at serving the common good. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their futures. This is accomplished through individualized educational experiences, a safe, secure campus environment, and an all-in commitment from faculty and staff to inspire students to reach their highest potential. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors.