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Life at Murphy Deming

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is located in Fishersville, just a few miles from the historic Staunton campus. Murphy Deming programs are focused on interprofessional collaboration and advancing health equity. Students enrolled in our physician assistant, occupational therapy, and physician assistant programs call this state-of-the-art campus their home.

Specialized Coursework

The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences hosts programs targeted toward interprofessional collaboration, advancing health equity, and meeting the needs of the whole person. Our two schools — health professions and nursing — are designed to empower leaders to make positive systemic changes to our healthcare ecosystems. 

Shared Experience 

Many of our students in Murphy Deming have previous experience in healthcare. A large percentage of our programs are graduate programs. So, the campus has a different energy that still embodies the values and care that Mary Baldwin emphasizes throughout. There’s a buzzing collective sense of purpose we know you will love. 

Engaged Community

Murphy Deming students, faculty, and staff enjoy a close-knit and supportive community. Students get to know their cohorts well through semesters of graduate courses and labwork, together with special student-centered events, community service, and leadership opportunities. You’ll also forge a close bond with your professors, who can connect you with their strong healthcare networks throughout the region.

Off-Campus Living

Murphy Deming students have easy access to many great neighborhood apartments and living options within walking distance, and students enjoy the independence and flexibility.

Same Great Mary Baldwin Benefits 

McCree Center for Life Success 

In addition to the McCree Center’s expert advising for career planning, Murphy Deming students can receive help with medical internships and clinical placements. 

Academic Resource Center 

Along with the writing and content support offered by the Academic Resource Center, Murphy Deming students can expect specific Health Sciences graduate tutoring. 

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Mary Baldwin University offers a variety of resources for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual students.

Spiritual Life

Mary Baldwin University offers numerous opportunities for you to explore the spiritual dimension of life. 

Health and wellness 

At Mary Baldwin, we care about your well-being. As a student, you have access to MBU’s counseling and psychological services and all the physical fitness resources on the Staunton campus. 

See yourself here.

The best way to get to know Mary Baldwin is to experience it for yourself. Schedule a campus visit to get a better feel for what it’s like to be a student here.