About SMU.

Are you a single mom? Do you currently lead a single moms' group or ministry at your church? Then, Single Mom University® is for you! Single Mom University® is the largest online life skills platform in the U.S. for single moms. With hundreds of classes to choose from, SMU is perfect for individual or group use. We offer education in finances, parenting, and overall emotional & spiritual health. We even offer special ministry training for churches & nonprofits, including downloadable teaching curriculum!

Through online video lectures, single moms can access their portal 24/7. Access includes a quiz, homework, chatroom, additional learning resources, and discussion questions. Parenting electives range from parenting infants and toddlers to successfully navigating teen & young adult years, including boundaries, co-parenting, and more. Financial curriculum includes creative ways to save, budgeting, homeownership, entrepreneurship, and others. Health and Wellness modules include battling fear, unlocking forgiveness, overcoming abuse, and dozens more.

Check out our course catalog and get started today.

For single mom support group & ministry leaders, we’ve created a special Ministry Leaders track that is industry-leading in helping you serve single mothers well. Courses include fundraising, recruiting and training volunteers, planning events, group growth strategies, and so many more. Additionally, you have access to 100% of the single mom coursework, making Single Mom University (SMU) a perfect solution for those who are looking for curriculum to teach in a support group! Now, Ministry Leaders have special access to 8 Bible studies: A Brand New You, Financial Freedom, Sex & Dating, Single Parenting 101, Learning to Battle Well, Single Parenting 202, Marriage Prep 101, and Growing in Your Walk With God - perfect for instructing your group for years to come! Simply log in to SMU to access the free guides, or to watch a class with your group, and download homework questions for discussion.

We’ve selected only the best instructors for our classrooms. Each instructor has a personal tie to single parenthood, whether they are or were a single mom, were raised by one, or simply have a long-standing relationship with single mothers in their field of expertise. Each class is trademarked and only accessible through our portal.

For more information, be sure to visit our FAQs page and our student handbook. What are you waiting for? GET STARTED TODAY!


SMU Director.

Juliet P. Brand

Jennifer Maggio

Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as Chief Executive Officer for the global nonprofit, The Life of a Single Mom®. She was named one of 2017's Top 10 Most Influential People in America by Dr. John Maxwell. She is a national speaker who has been featured in countless media venues, including The New York Times. She is an 11-time Circle of Excellence Winner who climbed the corporate ladder, before launching The Life of a Single Mom. Maggio's personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and years of parenting alone has fueled her passion to see every single mother empowered, encouraged, and equipped to do life well.

Contact Our SMU Team

Courses Overview.

Single Mom University® courses are designed to teach financial security, positive parenting, career preparation, spiritual growth, and self-care. Classes incorporate curriculum in three core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness. Special leadership classes also available.

View Sample Course

Get Started.

Are you interested in joining Single Mom University®? We would love to have you become one of our first students! Click the button below to get started.

Start Here