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 businesshealthcare, 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

Can I transfer grad credits in to Saint Mary's?

Jim and Michelle answer how you can transfer your grad credits in to a Saint Mary's master's program.

What does Saint Mary's average student look like?

Jim and Michelle talk about Saint Mary's Twin Cities' student population.

What does an average day for a grad student look like?

Jim and Michelle describe an average day of a grad student.

What will my average week look like?

Jim and Michelle describe an average week in a graduate program.

I'm interested in getting my doctorate degree. What now?

Jim and Michelle discuss doctorate programs at Saint Mary's.

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

60+ programs to challenge you.

6 start dates throughout the year.

Deb Henton M’95, C’96, D’99

Superintendent, North Branch Area Public Schools

Deb Henton was named 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) for her commitment, passion, and “outstanding leadership and innovative spirit.” Dr. Henton earned a M.Ed. from Saint Mary’s in 1995, followed by education administration licensure in 1996, and then her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in the university’s very first cohort in 1999.

Adam Pfister C’06, M’10

Solutions Engineer

Adam Pfister is a solutions engineer on the nonprofit and global organizations team for Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software and technology. He works closely with organizations who are solving global problems like the World Health Organization and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is successfully eradicating polio. A graduate of Saint Mary’s M.S. in Geographic Information Science program, Pfister spoke to the U.N. in 2017 to explain how Esri uses GIS that can speed and shift sustainable development.

Susan Strauss D’07

Nurse, Author, Speaker

Susan Strauss is a registered nurse, accomplished author, national and international speaker, trainer, consultant, investigator, and an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her training and consulting work has taken her around the world, where she has counseled businesses, government, health care, and education organizations. The alumna of Saint Mary’s Ed.D. in Leadership program has been interviewed on numerous local, international, and national media outlets including NBC Nightly News, World News Tonight, the New York Times.

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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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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