Your classroom is wherever you are.
Life gets busy. Whether you're raising a family, pursuing your career, or playing an active role in your community, we know you want to keep up with what you love while you earn your degree and take the next step in your career.
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SUBJECT: Life-- it can be rewarding, stressful, fun, and busy. But it's your life, and you wouldn't change a thing, except make it the best it possibly can be. That's what online learning can do. And if you can surf the web, you can learn online.
As technology has developed, so has online learning. It's light years ahead of where it began. Now you can access course materials like e-books and videos, read texts or have them read to you, even connect with classmates by participating in webinars and discussion boards. It's your school where you'll earn the same accredited degree as an on-campus student, only you'll be learning at your pace, on your time, wherever you are. Learning online is about advancing your life without stopping your life.
That's why Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's online programs are flexible and designed to fit your demanding life.
Study when and where you want in order to meet your coursework deadlines; learn from traditional textbooks, e-textbooks, audiobooks, and a variety of other resources; and enjoy recorded lectures on your schedule, not ours.
Our student support team ensures a seamless online learning experience; you can connect with fellow students, work side by side with professors, and tap into your new network for career opportunities. You'll earn a high-quality education that advances your life, on your terms.
How Do Online Classes Work?
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View your week all in one place.
Engage with classmates.
Submit your assignments with ease.
Keep track of your progress.
Take your school anywhere.
Connect with faculty.
Twenty-four seven tech support.
You can use Saint Mary's online interface to access readings, assignments, and syllabi. Log in and communicate with your professors and classmates, submit work, and explore our extensive online library at any time, day or night.
To help you master online learning, we offer 24/7 technical support and tutorials on our online learning management system. We want you to have all the tools you need to achieve your goals—including an iPad, for some programs, that allows you to learn wherever WiFi is available.
Review the software and hardware requirements for online learning.
According to National Surveys
of students say online learning is equal to or better than learning on campus1
of online graduate students are also employed full-time2
of online students say online learning works best for their current work/life responsibilities2
Comparing Online to On Campus
Whether you're considering an online education to accelerate your career or to save on commuting, you'll receive the same high-quality Saint Mary's education as your on-campus peers.
Prestige of an Institution With 100+ Years of History
Career-Advancing, Skill-Building Coursework
Accomplished Faculty Devoted to Your Success
Collaboration With a Diverse Academic Community
Flexibility to Learn When and Where You Want
As you can see, Saint Mary's is devoted to giving you an experience that's just as incredible as on-campus, but with enhanced flexibility and convenience to fit your life.
Still not sure about online learning's features and benefits? Let's bust six myths about learning online and get to the facts.
What Students Say
In 2017, the number of exclusively online students in the United States grew from 14.7 to 15.4 percent, while 33.1 percent of all students are taking at least one course online.3 Online learning is growing fast, and students just like you are making the leap.
See what a few Saint Mary's graduates have to say about our online student experience.
"Instructors are [easily] available ... They can set up video conferencing. They can set up a myriad of different ways to communicate with each other."
"The mobile aspect is huge. I can do my work whenever I want."
"You can go straight home from work, and you can work on your classes as needed. And it's really manageable in terms of time. You can still have your career while you are working on your education."