Academics at Mount Holyoke
Mount Holyoke exists to open minds. It’s where you explore new ideas, let your imagination run wild, debate vigorously and have the freedom to examine any topic or issue — no matter how controversial or polarizing. And like the brave, bold women who have come before you, we promise you this: After four years, everything will be different — including you.
Liberal Arts and STEM: Making Impact
The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can — and should — make a difference in the world. The learning landscape at Mount Holyoke is shaped as much by curiosity and intensity as it is by collaboration and guidance. Here you’ll find people who brim with passion.
What do you want to study?
Enhance Your Learning
Dive deep into a subject and build specific expertise in your field. Our Lynk initiative provides funding for every student to complete a paid internship or research project — domestic or abroad. Work across disciplines in your classes and through independent study.
Faculty Research and Mentorship
Mount Holyoke’s faculty are active scholars, research scientists and creative artists who are passionate about their disciplines and their teaching. In small classes they will lead you to debate and discuss, challenging you and your classmates. You will be pushed to think critically and become a fearless advocate for yourself and what you believe in. Learn not just to face change, but to lead it.
Learn about some of the research our faculty are doing
Global competence is a must today, for citizenship and careers. Study abroad in one of more than 150 programs in 50 countries. Whatever you choose — language immersion, field studies, or a traditional classroom-based experience — you can find a program that gives you a powerful personal and intellectual experience to advance your academics.
After Mount Holyoke
Mount Holyoke gets you where you want to go, in fields including medicine, law, business, social justice, communications, education and the arts. Within 10 years of graduating, nearly 80% of alums pursue an advanced degree at top-level institutions. Plus, you’ll join the most influential professional women’s network in the world: graduates of women’s colleges. Nearly 40,000 passionate Mount Holyoke alums around the globe are eager to welcome you to their midst.
Get to know some of our alums
Want to become an agent of change? The academic centers at Mount Holyoke empower you to become globally competent, environmentally responsible and ready to lead. Each center can connect you to internships, programs, funding — and most importantly, inspiration and vision.