About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a private, nonprofit, accredited Lasallian Catholic university. Founded in 1912 by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron, the school traces its origins to Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers and a priest and educational innovator of 17th century France. Currently, Saint Mary’s is one of the six Lasallian colleges and universities in the United States and one of 61 within the world.
While the university began as a local college that provided education for young men, Saint Mary’s now meets new goals. Today, the school provides higher education to both men and women across the globe. Find education that ‘fits your lifestyle’ through one of Saint Mary’s professional and fully online programs. Look for masters, specialist and doctoral degrees in fields of business, healthcare and education.
Mission, Vision and Values
At the heart of a Saint Mary’s education is the mission to ‘meet students where they are’. This ‘personalized education’ is done through the lens of core Lasallian principles. These include Respect, Critical Thought, Inclusion, Faith, and Concern for Others.
Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation
Based on data from Fall 2015, over 4,100 graduate students were enrolled at St Mary’s University of Minnesota.i
- 38% Part-time, 62% Full-timei
- 23% enrolled in distance education, 5% enrolled in some distance education, 72% not enrolled in distance educationi
- 1100+ masters degrees, 20+ doctorate degrees, 160+ graduate certificates were awarded 2014-2015 i
Graduate students who are enrolled at least half time may be eligible for financial aid, if available. Among the possibilities are federal loans and grants, as well as some scholarships, for students who qualify.
Graduate Admission Requirements
Thinking about earning an online masters degree from Saint Mary’s University? Students apply directly to their program of interest. This application form can be filled out online, although sealed envelopes should be sent by mail. To be considered for admission to Saint Mary’s online masters level programs, students may need the items listed below.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution (transcripts)
- Overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
- English language proficiency
- Personal statement
- Current resume
- Two letters of reference
- Participation in an in-person or virtual interview with the program director (where applicable)
- Program-specific requisites
Saint Mary’s University programs have multiple start dates throughout the year. Contact your preferred programs for details.
St Mary’s University employs 99 full-time and 329 part-time dedicated practitioners and scholars as of Fall 2015.i The same faculty teaches both on campus and online programs.
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