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Prospective Students

Samuel Merritt University offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level in five academic disciplines: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Podiatric Medicine. You can view our academic programs by degree or location below or go directly to our current course schedule.

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Learn About SMU

Samuel Merritt University, located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners since 1909.


Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco Peninsula / San Mateo.

Degree Programs

The University offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and podiatry.

Looking for prerequisite courses?  View the Special Courses link under Basic Sciences for courses available to the general public.