Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs facilities include those on the Twin Cities Campus, Winona Campus, Rochester center, Apple Valley center, and Oakdale center. The university also offers courses at off-campus instructional sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nairobi, Kenya, and Jamaica.
Twin Cities Campus
The Twin Cities Campus, established in 1984, is located at 2500 Park Avenue in Minneapolis. The campus administers one undergraduate certificate programs, a bachelor degree completion program with majors, 8 graduate certificate programs, 31 master degree programs, one specialist degree program, three doctoral degree programs, and several professional programs, including graduate continuing education. Classes are held primarily on evenings and weekends, and flexible class scheduling allows students to attend school full- or part-time.
Facilities include classrooms, interactive teleconferencing studio classrooms, the library, writing center, computer facilities, bookstore, and meeting space. Administrative offices include those of university administration, program staff, admission, the campus registrar, student services, and staff.
The 2500 and 2450 Park Avenue buildings of the campus are named for Roman Catholic saints who represent Saint Mary’s University. The original facility at 2500 Park is named La Salle Hall after Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. The 2450 Park building is named Martin de Porres Hall after the Dominican Brother who is known as the patron saint of interracial harmony. Mother Teresa Hall at 2440 Park is named after Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, now known to the world as Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa founded hundreds of clinics, schools, orphanages, homeless shelters and other projects around the world and is a 1979 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. The 2304 building, named Park Avenue North, was purchased by the university in the fall of 2006 from the Memorial Blood Center. The university renovated the building to accommodate the growing need for space. In 2014, it was renamed Brother Louis Hall in honor of Brother Louis De Thomasis, FSC, President Emeritus of Saint Mary University.
Saint Mary’s latest expansion is the Saint Mary’s University Center, which includes the historic mansion, carriage house, modern events center, and 100 parking spaces, encompassing 1.66 acres at 2540 Park Avenue. The mansion and carriage house consist of 30,000 square feet, and the event center has 54,000 square feet. The purchase significantly increases the size of Saint Mary’s campus footprint on Park Avenue.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona Campus is the main campus and offers both graduate and professional programs and a residential, liberal arts, 4-year undergraduate curriculum at its scenic 350-acre campus. Masters, doctoral, certificate programs, and continuing education are offered. The undergraduate College offers majors divided among the School of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of the Arts, and the School of Education.
Apple Valley Center
Saint Mary’s began offering graduate school courses in Apple Valley during the summer and fall of 2003. Since then, Saint Mary’s Apple Valley Center has expanded to include bachelor-completion and master’s degree programs in business and police science as well as advanced degrees in education. The Apple Valley Center is located at 14200 Cedar Avenue, Apple Valley.
On July 2, 2015, the University officially assumed ownership and operation of the Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester. The state-of-the-art facility and wetlands property extends our educational mission to new populations, positively impacts enrollment and institutional sustainability, and raises our visibility and reputation in an important market. The first graduate and continuing education courses were offered at the location in May 2016. In spring 2018, Saint Mary’s opened a new 10,000-square-foot addition to the university’s Cascade Meadow facility. The addition houses the university’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs in Rochester.
Greater Minnesota and Wisconsin
Saint Mary’s University Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs creates learning communities when and where they are needed.
For the latest information in course delivery sites throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, please contact the Twin Cities campus toll-free at (866) 437-2788.
The university operates two institutes in Nairobi, Kenya: Christ the Teacher Institute for Education of Saint Mary’s University; and the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary’s University.
Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE) provides coursework in teacher education leading to a three-year Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Education degree. CTIE offers courses during a three-semester academic year that runs year-round. Approximately 175 students attend CTIE annually. For more information, see the College Catalog or browse the Institute’s website: www.tangaza.org/ctie.
The Maryknoll Institute of African Studies (MIAS), is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and offers intensive, participatory experiences for those wishing to systematically understand and articulate African cultural knowledge. The Institute offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in African Studies, and a Master of African Studies (M.A.S.). Courses are offered both on a 12-week semester basis, and on a three-week immersion basis of two blocks from the last week of May through mid-July. Concurrent with their classroom work, students do an hour of supervised field research for every hour of class. The research is facilitated by trained assistants who work with students on a one-to-one basis in the field. The research is correlated with the material of the courses being taught. Approximately 100 students are served by MIAS annually. For more information, see program information in this catalog or browse the Institute’s websites: www.mias.edu and www.africancultures.org.
Saint Mary’s University in collaboration with The Catholic College of Mandeville, offers a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program in Mandeville, Jamaica. This program is also offered in the U.S. The program is designed for practicing classroom teachers who want to earn a master’s degree as part of a professional learning community. Approximately 75 students are served annually in Jamaica-based learning communities.