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Develop as a Lasallian Educator

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Master of Arts in Lasallian Studies program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of students participating in contemporary society as Lasallian educators and instruments for social good in a global society.

The program is applicable to professionals in all forms of Lasallian ministries and combines class-based delivery with independent study, a summative paper, and presentation. The Lasallian core of the program includes participation in various Lasallian formation activities and completion of integration papers to qualify for academic credit.

Additionally, students may select from a variety of electives offered at Saint Mary's including Pastoral Ministries, Canon Law, Education, Lasallian Accompaniment, and Lasallian Studies. A required annual community-building event may include online group discussions, the Huether Lasallian Conference, or Minnesota campus gatherings.

From Start to Finish

  • You can earn your M.A. in Lasallian Studies degree in a little more than one year.
  • All coursework completed via independent study, tailored to student interests and background.  Contact us to learn more!

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Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following:
    • brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
    • statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
    • description of the areas the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
    • personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability; and
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404


This program is offered online and via independent study.

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Michelle Dougherty, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor Graduate School of Education

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5122


Roxanne Eubank, Ed.D.

Institute for Lasallian Studies, Director and EdD in Leadership, Core Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH224

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5217

Roxanne Eubank Ed.D.
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