The power of a Benedictine education

Today more than ever, the world needs leaders; people who are ready to make tough, ethical decisions in a world that changes at lightning speed — problem solvers and critical thinkers who lead with both heart and mind and know what it means to make a difference in the lives of others.

A Valuable, affordable degree

At Mount Marty University, we believe every student has the potential to serve the world and transform lives, organizations, and communities. We believe it's our responsibility to foster the service and leadership within you, so we work hard to ensure our Benedictine experience is affordable. Our scholarships and financial aid packages make a private education just as affordable as a public education, and our students benefit from a unique experience that can't be found anywhere else.

The Benedictine leadership institute

Through the BLI — Mount Marty's renewed core curriculum — the words of St. Benedict will guide you in finding your place in the world. Regardless of the major you choose to study, you and all of your classmates will …

Explore life's peaks and valleys through trips with your class to the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains, at no additional cost above tuition.

Find your purpose in this world by asking questions like "Who am I?" and "How can I make a difference with my degree?"

We'll show you how to find the answers.

Create mentorship with professors who challenge you to think critically and problem-solve life's challenges -- skills needed to succeed in future careers.

Learn through internships and community service opportunities that show you how to be a leader and serve others as you analyze and define how you live your values.

Examine the role you play in promoting and creating a more just and civil community.

Educated in the theory and practice of the Catholic Benedictine values of community, hospitality, life-long learning, and awareness of God, Mount Marty graduates lead with vision, serve with virtue, and impact with value.

As St. Benedict asks, “Listen carefully… with the ear of your heart.”  You have an impact to make. 


BLI Sponsored Events

The annual Aquinas Lecture is the result of a partnership between Mount Marty University, the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and the Classics Institute at Dakota State University. The series seeks to deepen conversation in the diocese and region as it relates to the Catholic intellectual life. The lecture will be held annually on or near St. Thomas's January feast day.


The 2019 Lecture

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The 2019 lecture will take place at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls on January 31, 2019, and feature a talk entitled “The Life and Thought of John Paul II” by Joseph Bottum, director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.

Attendees are encouraged to use the Duluth Avenue entrance. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. A question-and-answer session will follow the forty-five-minute talk.

For more information about the Aquinas Lecture email Joe Rutten at