Accredited by the HLC

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
 

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800-621-7440
www.hlcommission.org


Specialized Accreditations and Approvals

Many of Saint Mary’s programs have been approved by specialized accrediting organizations, professional boards, and state agencies. 

American Psychological Association
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology
The Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Accreditation information can be obtained from the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE; Washington, D.C. 20002-4242. Phone: 202-336-5979; TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123; https://www.apa.org/


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
B.A, Biochemistry
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); 1120 Rockville Pike, Suite 302, Rockville, MD 20852-3110; 240-283-6600; www.asbmb.org.


Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
The Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 112 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 253-0473; coa@aamft.org; https://www.aamft.org/


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
B.S. in Nursing - Post-Licensure
B.S. in Nursing - Pre-Licensure
The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791; https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE


Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

M.S. in Nurse Anesthesiology
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Saint Mary's graduate program in Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; 847-655-1160; https://www.coacrna.org/.  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for May/October 2029.


Council on Social Work Education

Master of Social Work
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation


Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute

M.S. in Project Management
The Master of Science in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC); www.pmi.org

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

 


International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Undergraduate Business programs
The School of Business at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

List of Accredited Saint Mary's Programs (PDF)
Public Disclosure of Student Achievement (PDF)

Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS)
M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration
The Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS), 335 Randolph Ave., Ste. 210-B St. Paul, Minnesota 55102; 651-201-2731; beltss.hlb@state.mn.us; https://mn.gov/boards/nursing-home.

Minnesota Board of Nursing
B.S. in Nursing - Pre-Licensure
M.S. in Nurse Anesthesiology
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's B.S. in Nursing and its graduate programs in Nurse Anesthesiology are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, 1210 Northland Drive Suite 120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120; 612-317-3000; Toll-free 888-234-2690; TTY Number 800-627-3529; Fax 651-688-1841 

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
B.A, Criminal Justice major, Law Enforcement
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota’s Peace Officer Education Program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board), 1600 University Avenue, Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55104-3825; 651-643-3060; https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post.

Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s K-12 principal, Director of Special Education, and Superintendent licensure preparation program is authorized by the Board of School Administrators (BOSA), Minnesota Department of Education Building, 1500 Highway 36West, Roseville, MN 55113; 651-582-8796; https://bosa.mn.gov/


Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure preparation programs are approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West, Ste. 300; Roseville, MN 55113; 651-539-4200; pelsb@state.mn.us; www.mn.gov/pelsb.

Society for Human Resource Management
B.S in Human Resource Management
M.A. in Human Resource Management
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's B.S. in Human Resource Management and M.A. in Human Resource Management programs have been recognized as fully aligning with the Society for Human Resource Management's Curriculum Guidebook and Templates; 800-283-7476; www.shrm.org

University Council of Jamaica
M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, offered in Jamaica in collaboration with the Catholic College of Mandeville, is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica, 2nd Floor, HEART/Trust-NTA Building, 6b Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica; 876-929-7299; www.ucj.org.jm.

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Saint Mary’s is approved as an Out-of-State Nursing School by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing; Board of Nursing, WI Department of Safety and Professional Services; P.O Box 8366; Madison, WI 53708-8366; 608-266-2112;
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has been approved and is legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private postsecondary school, subject to the provisions of 440.52 Wisconsin Statutes, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to statutes. Approval included only those programs and those locations specifically approved by the Board.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
nc-sara.org