Robert Morris University
is expanding in Pittsburgh once again. The university has announced that it will be opening a new campus, known as RMU Downtown
, at the Heinz 57 Center on Sixth Avenue this fall.
The center will offer bachelor's and master's degrees for part-time students, and will become the new home of the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, which will be relocating from the nearby Regional Enterprise Tower.
The new campus comes just two years after RMU sold its former downtown location to Duquesne University.
Kyle Fisher, VP for public relations at RMU, says the school had been looking for a better downtown home for its programs ever since selling its former location in 2010. She says the previous space had been more square-footage than the university needed.
“This lease [at the Heinz 57 Center] provided us with the best of both worlds,” Fisher says. “We can consolidate everything that we want to make available to downtown audiences…and also ample space to deliver a number of our high demand degree programs.”
And it's just one of several satellite campuses the university plans to open throughout the region, including degree programs at Southpointe in Washington County, and in Monroeville. The school's main campus, located in Moon Township, is 18 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh.
Downtown RMU will offer six degree programs and two certificate programs, including Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in Information Systems; and undergraduate and graduate certificates in Enterprise Systems.
Classes will start for the fall semester on August 25th.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Kyle Fisher, RMU