President's Message

James Maher headshot

Welcome to Niagara University. We are delighted that you have chosen to join, or rejoin, our community to further your education at this exciting time in the university’s history.

Since its founding in 1856, Niagara University has equipped students with the tools to succeed in a global marketplace through the delivery of high-quality, accredited academic programs in a personalized, cutting-edge learning environment.

Forging reality from vision, Niagara University in Ontario, is evident in our track record of preparing graduates who are highly sought after, advance rapidly in their careers, and make a marked impact on their professions and within their communities.

As a graduate student at Niagara University, you’ll be immersed in outstanding academic programs that emphasize one-on-one learning with accomplished faculty. Our professors are masterful teachers who adeptly combine research and theory with hands-on, practical application. This approach is a major reason why NU’s graduate degrees are well-respected on both sides of the international border — and worldwide.

Today, more and more graduate students are coming to NU from around the world, which speaks to our esteemed reputation and adds to the cultural richness, international perspective and diversity of your academic experience.

You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that our programs have continuously met or exceeded the highest standards of prestigious national and international accrediting agencies. Our College of Business Administration is one of less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools to hold accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Our Faculty of Education is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), and all of our Ontario programs are recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Rest assured, you will grow as a professional and as a person while at Niagara, for that is our mission as a Catholic and Vincentian university. We — Niagara’s faculty, staff and administrators — are here to prepare you to excel in your career and to be a change-leader in your chosen field.

Thank you once again for choosing Niagara University. Welcome to our community.


James J. Maher, C.M.