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Finish What You Started

You can complete your degree! Working professionals and adults with busy lives appreciate the convenience of the bachelor's completion programs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. 

With several popular, in-demand degrees to choose from and instruction from industry professionals, our students can pick up where they left off and finish their bachelor’s degree faster than they ever imagined. At Saint Mary’s, they find professors who care about them and who want them to succeed. And because our classes are taught by leaders in the field, they’ll hear real-world examples and build a network to support future advancement.

Even if your last course was 15 years ago, we’ll recognize your experiences and look for ways to build on them, in a completely supportive community that gets you. It’s an education that empowers.

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Convenient Programs That Fit Your Life

Saint Mary’s offers a wide array of bachelor's completion academic programs in practical fields including business, healthcare, and human services. 

  • Six potential start dates throughout the year
  • Generous transfer credit policy
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Convenient locations—Twin Cities, Rochester, Apple Valley, and Oakdale
  • 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.

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Information Sessions ›

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

Peter Carlson '13

Serving the medically underserved

Peter Carlson ’13 is in the business of preventing emergencies. At North Memorial Medical Center, a team of community paramedics makes scheduled house calls to elderly patients to conduct basic tests, explain medication restrictions and schedules, and check for safety hazards in the home. A part of the Population Management division at NMMC, the North […] Read more ›

Winger inducted into state training officer hall of fame

Earlier this spring, Don Winger, program director of the B.S. in Police Science program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, was inducted into the Association of Training Officers of Minnesota (ATOM) Hall of Fame. ATOM is Minnesota’s professional organization for law enforcement training and development. As listed on their website, their mission is “To promote […] Read more ›
Fartun Idris, B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Community-based service learning in the workplace

By Susan Jarosak, M.Ed. Community-based service learning gives students an opportunity to gain experience in the field and learn more about their community. Fartun Idris, a bachelor’s completion student at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is using her workplace as a service learning site so she can gain new insights about the needs of immigrant […] 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 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 ›

Alumni on Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's offers affordable tuition, multiple locations, a wide range of class offerings, and excellent instructors who are also out in the world working and have great real-life applications to share.
– Jodi Boylan, Account Executive, PromoAdvantage Marketing Group

Source: LinkedIn

Median earnings are 30% higher for employees with bachelor’s degrees.

6 start dates throughout the year.

83% of our students are part-time.

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