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Advance Your Career

Is it time to advance your current career? Or transition into a new one? Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has the graduate programs, the experienced and supportive faculty, and the convenient schedules and location options that will help you reach your career goals in a faster, more cost-effective way.

Saint Mary’s offers 60 programs in our Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. We save you time with blended online and classroom learning for the busy adult. And the classes themselves? They are taught by leaders in the field—learners see real-world examples and get a chance to network.

The investment pays off. Median earnings for employees with advanced degrees are nearly 30 percent higher.

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Programs That Fit Your Life

Saint Mary’s offers a wide array of master’s, doctoral, and specialist degrees in the fields of business, healthcare, and education.

  • Multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Flexible course scheduling, including evenings and weekends
  • Convenient locations—Twin Cities, Rochester, Winona, greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, and online
  • Supportive academic and student services for busy adult learners
     

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Student Central ›

At Student Central, you’ll find a wealth of information and a host of people ready to connect you with the resources you need to make your student life easier.

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Libraries and Writing Centers ›

Libraries and writing centers are available on both the Twin Cities and Winona campuses, offering resources and support for students on their academic journeys.

Saint Mary’s University and Mayo Clinic to collaborate for physician assistant program

Collaboration includes expansion of Saint Mary’s University Cascade Meadow facility in Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn.—The Mayo Clinic board of governors recently approved a proposal to initiate development of a new physician assistant master’s degree program through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences; the proposal is a collaborative effort between Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Mayo’s School […] Read more ›
M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia students use Olympus equipment in lab at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Forming partnerships to enhance student experience and opportunities

Students in the M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota had the unique opportunity to work with state-of-the-art fiber-optic bronchoscopy equipment. The workshop was organized by St. Cloud Anesthesia Associates who coordinated with Olympus Corporation to provide the equipment, worth over $1 million. St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud Anesthesia Associates, and […] Read more ›
Carla Winder '16

Transforming passion into profession

Carla Winder is among the more than 300 adult learners who are transitioning from student to graduate during commencement ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. For Winder, earning a bachelor’s degree is about more than earning a diploma, it’s an opportunity to turn a longtime passion into […] Read more ›
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 4+1 BA/MBA program

Saint Mary’s launches new M.B.A. program for undergraduate students

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate students now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with only one additional year of school. The new program is designed for all students, regardless of major. Students will take up to nine credits of graduate courses in the senior year of their bachelor’s degree […] Read more ›
Saint Mary's ranks in top 50 of US News Best Regional Universities list

Saint Mary’s ranks in Top 50 of U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is once again ranked a top tier institution in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities in the nation. Saint Mary’s is 49th in the Best Regional Universities of the Midwest category of the U.S. News Best Colleges 2017 guidebook. Saint Mary’s is among […] Read more ›

Saint Mary’s University recognized nationally for quality, growth

Princeton Review has once again listed Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in its “Best Midwestern” category within the 2017 “Best Colleges: Region by Region” report. Princeton Review evaluates 649 colleges in four regions of the country that they consider academically outstanding as well as worth students’ consideration. Saint Mary’s was among the 156 institutions selected […] Read more ›
Gregory Dodd '15

Promoting fitness in our communities

Minnesota had an obesity rate of 27.6% in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gregory Dodd ’15 aims to improve that statistic in Saint Paul. As the health and fitness coordinator for Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Dodd develops and manages fitness programs that collaborate with local businesses and aim […] Read more ›

Two degrees, one shared past

Priscilla Nava and Sarah Witt fervently cheered for each other as they crossed the Saint Mary’s University commencement stage Saturday—one obtaining her bachelor’s degree and the other earning her master’s degree. Witt, formerly Nava’s teacher at San Miguel Middle School in Chicago, once counseled Nava and her other students about the importance of going to […] Read more ›

Alumni On Saint Mary's

The people are all so friendly and willing to go out of their way to help students be very successful.

– Carolyn Gardner, Accounts Receivable Supervisor at SLUCARE

Source: LinkedIn

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Information Sessions ›

Meet with Saint Mary’s faculty and staff and get your questions answered at an upcoming Info Session.

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Financial Aid ›

Saint Mary’s is more affordable than you think. Degree-seeking students who are enrolled at least half-time may be eligible for financial aid.

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Learn about the necessary steps to complete the application process and how acceptance works.

Median earnings are 30% higher for employees with advanced degrees.

60+ programs to challenge you.

6 start dates throughout the year.


Outcomes

Where do Saint Mary’s students go from here? Hear from our alums.

Pablo Gaito

A business leader and global entrepreneur, Pablo Gaito serves as the vice president for global talent management and organization effectiveness at Gap Inc. A native of Argentina, Gaito received his Master of Arts in Human Development from Saint Mary’s, which years ago helped him launch his career as an executive.

Kathy Wilde

Kathy Wilde, R.N., who received her M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration from Saint Mary’s, exemplifies leadership excellence in the healthcare field. As chief nursing officer and vice president for professional and support services for Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Kathy brings vision, passion, and broad experience in operational leadership, performance improvement, patient- and family-centered care, and nursing professional practice to her work each and every day.

Tim Butler

As fire chief of the Saint Paul Fire Department, Tim Butler is in charge of the operations and administration of the 475-person fire department. He has been recognized for his commitment to safety programs and training—he helped design a tuition-free program for low-income and minority residents that helps them attain CPR and first-responder certification and become eligible for EMT certification and college credit. A graduate of Saint Mary’s, he received his M.A. in Public Safety Administration and now serves as an adjunct professor.