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Walsh University
Motto Sed Deus Dat Incrementum
Established 1958
Type Private school
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic Church
President Richard Jusseaume
Undergraduates 2,500
Location Ohio North Canton, Ohio
Mascot Cavalier

Walsh University is a private non-profit, 4-year, Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio, USA. It was founded in 1960 by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, initially as a liberal arts college. Walsh College became Walsh University in 1993. The University currently offers more than 50 majors, and five graduate programs including a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Walsh has satellite campuses in Medina, Canfield, Akron, and it's newest campus just outside of Rome, Italy in Castel Gandalfo. Walsh University's motto is "Sed Deus Dat Incrementum" or "God Gives the Increase."

The university campus is made up of 22 buildings on a 136-acre (0.55 km2) campus. In 2009, there were approximately 2,935 students. About 75% of incoming freshman reside on campus.

Walsh's current President is Richard Jusseaume ('67).



Walsh University is an independent, coeducational Catholic, liberal arts and sciences institution. Founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, Walsh University attempt to educate students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.


Entrance to Walsh University's Westgate

Walsh University offers the following degrees: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed); Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Master of Arts in Business Administration (M.B.A.); Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development; Master of Arts in Theology; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.); Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.); Associate of Arts (A.A.); and Associate of Science in Computer Science (A.S.C.S.). The university offers 51 majors, five graduate programs, and 400 accelerated degrees for working adults. About one third to one half of the student body live on campus in one of nine residence halls.

While both are Catholic educational institutions of the same name and close location, Walsh is unaffiliated with (and sometimes confused with) nearby Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls.

Walsh University is the owner of North Canton's Hoover Park, which was formally owned by the Hoover Company.[1] The Hoover Historical Center is located there.


Graduate School

Walsh University offers graduate programs in Counseling, Education, Business, and Theology; and a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. As a graduate student at Walsh University, students pursue the mastery of a subject and the understanding of its relationship to kindred subjects as the form and substance of graduate work. The programs seek further to impart special skills in research, sharpened powers of independent thought and delivery of professional services.

The university expects students to bring initiative and energy to their work and to assume full responsibility for the progress of their studies. Several of the graduate programs are offered in accelerated format so that working adults may pursue their degrees at their preferred pace.[2]

Walsh offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. It is a three year post-baccalaureate degree.

Global Campuses

Walsh University has four global campuses[3]:

The Rome Experience - Understand Rome's impact on our past and its role in today's global economy during this full-time program. Students study and visit Rome's cultural and current locales while staying near the Pope's summer home - Castel Gandolfo.

Rome Summer - This is a shorter, more concentrated version of the Rome Experience; students explore the city's history, art, and culture, with an added focus on communication and theology.

Rome Summer MBA - Exploring retail, healthcare, and tourism in Italy. The class uses the Castel Gandolfo campus as home base as it explore the businesses and industries in Rome and the surrounding regions in Central Italy.

Uganda Experience - Using a sociological lens, students examine Ugandan history, traditions, social institutions, and present challenges for development in this service and reflection-oriented immersion experience.

Student body

Nearly 50% of the students are the first in their families to attend college.


Throughout Walsh's history, the Brothers have played an active role in the prosperity of the University, serving as faculty during the original years and playing an integral part in the growth and development of our facilities and programs. Several have served as President.[4]

Walsh University Peace Pole

The Walsh University Peace Pole has had visitors including Willy Brandt, Coretta Scott King, Mother Teresa, and Elie Wiesel who came to Walsh University to advocate for peace.[5]


  • The men's basketball team won the 2005 NAIA National Championship.[6]
  • The women's basketball team won the 1998 NAIA National Championship.
  • Former track and field athlete — Kevin Surnear — was the 2003 NAIA National Champion in the shot put.
  • Walsh University's football team is a mainstay in the NAIA Top 25. They play their home games at the Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, Ohio.
  • The schools colors are maroon and gold, and the university's mascot is the Cavalier.

Notable Faculty & Alumni

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