An Accredited University by the HLC

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the U.S. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states.


 

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


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


Saint Mary's University Reaccreditation Website, 2013-2017


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/

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
The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-887-6791; https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; 847-655-1160; http://home.coa.us.com.  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for May/October 2020.

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

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
B.A., majors in Accounting, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management
Saint Mary’s has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE); 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215. Telephone 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org.

IACBE Outcomes Assessment Results 2017-2018 (PDF)

IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement (PDF)

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
(B.A. in Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology major)
Saint Mary’s has a fully accredited unified program in nuclear medicine technology in conjunction with NorthShore University HealthSystem, with clinical facilities at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill., Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, Ill., and Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill. The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste. 130 #203, Edmond, OK 73003; 405-285-0546; Fax 405-285-0579; https://www.jrcnmt.org/.

Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA)
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 Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA), 2829 University Avenue, Ste. 404, Minneapolis, MN 55414; 651-201-2731; benha@state.mn.us; https://mn.gov/boards/nursing-home.

Minnesota Board of Nursing
M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, 2829 University Avenue SE, #200, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253; 612-317-3000; Toll-free 888-234-2690; TTY Number 800-627-3529; Fax 612-617-2190; mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
B.A, Criminal Justice major, Law Enforcement track
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)
Ed.S. in Educational Administration
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
B.A., Elementary Education major
B.A., Secondary Education major
M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Special Education
M.A. in English as a Second Language
M.A in Literacy Education
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.

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 38.50 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