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.