"I wasn't just another student. They knew me by name. They helped me through the program."
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Saint Mary's has really been able to fit into my lifestyle well, because I teach full time during the year.
I wasn't just another student. They knew me by name. They helped me through the program.
This exceeded my expectations.
Saint Mary's University is a Lasallian university, which means that we are focused on meeting our students' needs in a very caring and supportive environment.
We just celebrated our 100th anniversary. And for those entire 100 years, I would say we've been student-centered. And this is what we're trying to do now by moving into online education.
An online program is something that typically will fit more cohesively into someone's life.
There are many benefits to mobile learning at Saint Mary's. Because it is so convenient and so available, literally, the students can carry the university with them. Secondly, it improves their digital literacies, which we believe will help improve their work practices and improve their ability to function in a mobile world.
They're able to use many of the tools and techniques that we teach them through the program immediately in their work life.
I will walk into meetings the next day and apply some of the concepts that I've used in class. I've developed almost like a learning culture within my own organization based on this program.
Our online students get the same kind of support that our in-person, face-to-face students get.
Instructors and professors in this program have been amazing in making themselves available.
Our faculty all work in the field during the day.
They cared about what I was learning and how I needed to learn.
And our students report almost right away that they are more connected, or at least as connected, as they would feel if they were in a classroom setting.
The community in this program, I think, is almost stronger than being on a campus.
The online programs really facilitate people with flexibility, accessibility, diversity in the programs we offer to them.
Just having the experience, the connections, the networking has made it invaluable to me in my future and the career that I want to pursue.
The faculty and staff of the university is proud to fulfill our mission of nurturing and empowering ethical leaders by offering the Saint Mary’s educational experience beyond our physical borders through a suite of online programs and graduate certificates. Created to meet the needs of the busy working adult professional, these programs offer career-oriented curricula in a convenient and flexible format. Additionally, our array of graduate certificates can be taken individually to help you build a robust professional toolkit, or can be coupled with our degree programs to customize your learning experience and prepare you for the next step in your career.
A student of one of our online degree or graduate certificate programs gains the benefit of receiving a degree from a university with the following credentials and student resources:
Top Ranked: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is ranked as one of the best colleges in America by Forbes, The Princeton Review, and U.S. News and World Report
Fully Accredited: Saint Mary’s University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Learn more about our accreditation at the Higher Learning Commission’s website or by contacting the Commission at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 (800-621-7440).
Top Faculty: Our faculty is comprised of nationally recognized educators and current leaders in their respective fields. They offer years of teaching expertise as well as real world experience and make themselves available to their online students just as much as they do for their on campus students.
Flexible Schedule: Our online courses incorporate up to date e-learning and distance learning strategies so that you can earn your degree while setting your own schedule, and complete coursework anywhere from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
Saint Mary’s currently offers the following online programs:
Saint Mary’s online programs in business prepare you for a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. Whether you want to focus on technical skills or focus on your management ability, our programs provide the background you need for continued success.
Our nation’s education system is under pressure to better prepare students for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. Saint Mary’s online programs in education focus on instructional theory, strategic planning, and learning design to help you help your students more effectively.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment in the healthcare field will grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, resulting in 2.4 million new jobs1. This immense field needs nurses and administrators with the up-to-date skills to keep up with new developments and technologies. Our online healthcare programs are designed to help you thrive in this evolving and growing industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of all social workers will grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, more than double the average growth rate of jobs in the U.S. However, healthcare social worker employment is projected to grow as high as 11 percent2.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm.