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.


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.

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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