Overview

This is your time to advance professionally and personally, to grow as a leader, and to build a skill set and network that will deliver a positive return. The graduate academic programs at Saint Mary's are convenient, affordable, and transformational.

Convenient: Full time, part-time, evenings, weekends and online, with multiple start dates throughout the year, Saint Mary’s programs fit your busy schedule.

Affordable: Many of our students receive financial aid. And since many employers offer reimbursements for advanced education, you can expect additional return on your investment.

Transformational: Every Saint Mary’s student is mentored, supported and challenged. You’ll leave with a bolstered résumé, professional growth and a network of lifelong colleagues.

New or unique programs
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers accelerated master’s-level graduate certificates. These online programs are ideal for career-focused learners wanting to advance and distinguish themselves as leaders. Certificates can be taken individually to help build a dynamic skill set, or complement a degree program at Saint Mary’s.

Schools/departments

The School of Business and Technology is dedicated to graduating creative business and technology leaders who have a sophisticated and ethical global view. Faculty are not only scholars but also skilled practitioners. Whether you’re looking for a doctorate, graduate or certificate program, most students choose us for very practical reasons. But once they enroll and attend, they experience a transformation and a supportive community that values their experience and perspective. It’s an education that empowers. We’ll be there as the goals you initially set are met, and we’ll help you work toward ones you never even imagined.

The School of Education provides educational experiences aimed at transforming practice, cultivating leadership and promoting social responsibility. Our programs integrate research, real world contexts and innovation to develop educational leaders and reflective practitioners. Choosing graduate-level programming and coursework depends largely on where you are in your career. Whether you want to switch career tracks after undergrad and become a teacher, maintain your licensure, obtain a certification for a pay grade raise or become an administrator, see the groupings below for programs applicable to your career goals.

Committed to health equity and social justice, the School of Health and Human Services inspires and cultivates personal and professional development of adult learners from diverse backgrounds. Graduates are prepared to integrate theory and practice through a lens of inclusivity in order to serve the health and social needs of their communities. Our instructors are practitioners who offer real world education in both the classroom and in their respective fields. Ethical practice with a focus on the individual is emphasized throughout each program. Instead of a transaction, our students experience a transformation — a transformation of career, potential and self.

My instructors at Saint Mary’s are well informed and approachable, and I really appreciate the wide variety of courses. I’ve done everything from ethics and economics to learning to write computer code. Most of my classes have been project-based, so you learn a lot by doing.

Jeff Keen ’21

Areas of study offered
Master's degrees

Accounting, MS
Business Administration with Finance specialization, MBA
Business Administration with Healthcare Administration specialization, MBA
Business Administration with Human Resource Management specialization, MBA
Business Administration with Project Management specialization, MBA
Business Administration, MBA
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, MS
Counseling and Psychological Services, MA
Cybersecurity, MS
Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics, MS
Education with Curriculum and Instruction specialization, MA
Education with Culturally Responsive Teaching specialization, MA Education with Mental Health specialization, MA
Education with English specialization, MA
Education with K-12 Reading specialization, MA
Education with Math specialization, MA
Educational Leadership, MA
English as a Second Language, MA
Health and Human Services Administration, MA
Human Resource Management, MA
Learning Design and Technology, MEd
Marriage and Family Therapy, MA
Organizational Leadership, MA
Philanthropy and Development, MA
Project Management, MS
Public Health, MPH
Social Work with Clinical Social Work specialization, MSW
Social Work, MSW
Special Education, MA
Teaching and Learning, MEd
Teaching, MA

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Doctoral or post-master's degrees

Business Administration with Business Economics and Finance specialization, DBA
Business Administration with Management and Strategy specialization, DBA
Business Administration, DBA
Counseling Psychology, PsyD
Education in Leadership, EdD
Educational Administration, EdS
Nurse Anesthesiology, DNP

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Graduate certificates

Accounting Leadership graduate certificate
Addiction Studies graduate certificate
Artificial Intelligence graduate certificate
Business Analytics graduate certificate
Catholic School Leadership graduate certificate
Charter School Leadership graduate certificate
Critical, Creative and Design Thinking graduate certificate
Culturally Responsive Teaching graduate certificate
Cybersecurity Management graduate certificate
Cybersecurity Technology graduate certificate
Data Engineering graduate certificate
Digital Marketing graduate certificate
Education Administration - Director of Special Education graduate certificate
Education Administration - K-12 Principals graduate certificate
Education Administration - Superintendents graduate certificate
Finance graduate certificate
Geographic Information Science graduate certificate
Healthcare Administration graduate certificate
Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate
Human Resource Management graduate certificate
Individual and Team Leadership graduate certificate
Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduate certificate
International Human Resource Management graduate certificate
K-12 Reading Teacher graduate certificate
Mental Health in Education graduate certificate
Nonprofit Management graduate certificate
Organizational and Change Leadership graduate certificate
Project Management graduate certificate
Supply Chain Analytics graduate certificate
Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology graduate certificate

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Where classes are held
Minneapolis, Rochester and some satellite locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as online

Contact information

Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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Transfer

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Adult learners

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