Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The University

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a private, nonprofit university. Our students’ success is the core of our concern.

Students choose Saint Mary’s for any number of reasons: our welcoming community; our commitment to walking alongside each student, every step of the way; our intentional focus on practical, hands-on learning experiences; and our dedication to helping students form connections that will guide them in their post-graduate lives.

Our undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college offers 59 majors at our 450-acre Winona Campus. Convenient graduate, bachelor’s completion, and certificate programs are offered at our Twin Cities and Winona campuses, Rochester or other regional locations, and online. We are mission-driven, committed to abandoning elitism, embracing respect, and being dedicated to every person. We are the university for students who are ready to grow and who know that with the right opportunities they can build the future they want.

Degrees/Awards offered by the University

B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.S. Bachelor of Science
Graduate Certificate
M.A. Master of Arts
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
M.Ed. Master of Education
M.P.H. Master of Public Health
M.S.W. Master of Social Work
M.S. Master of Science
Ed.S. Education Specialist
D.B.A. Doctor of Business Administration
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology

Learning in the Lasallian Tradition

Learning at Saint Mary’s University is active, collaborative and contextual, and is supported by a Lasallian commitment to serve the needs of individual learners.

The College integrates undergraduate education in the liberal arts with a residential experience to challenge and support students in their intellectual, spiritual, personal, and professional development. The academic program of the College offers courses in general education, including a required core and elective courses, and in a disciplinary major of the student’s choice. The co-curricular program of the College provides students with opportunities for positive community participation, faith formation, service, and athletic competition. This educational programming produces graduates who

  • are competent in a major,
  • have acquired a breadth of knowledge and exposure to approaches to understanding the human condition,
  • have developed skills for life-long learning, and
  • possess a Lasallian disposition toward leadership and service.

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs provides relevant and rigorous academic experiences for adult learners through an integration of practical, professional, and ethical education offered in dynamic and caring environments. The academic program of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs offers coursework from the undergraduate through the doctoral level. Each school supports the individual learning expectations of each student and acknowledges the wealth of experience and prior learning that each adult learner brings to the classroom.

A relevant and rigorous education produces graduates who seek to deepen and expand their disciplinary knowledge and enhance their skills through critical thinking by

  • framing vital questions clearly;
  • evaluating relevant information and its sources;
  • demonstrating respectful engagement with others’ ideas, behaviors, and beliefs;
  • assessing the congruence between personal norms and ethical principles;
  • applying diverse frames of reference to decisions and actions;
  • resolving issues based on evidence weighed against relevant criteria;
  • developing a subject, including relevance, logic, grasp of subject, and depth of discussion; and
  • communicating with clarity and coherence.

This is the intellectual and empathic foundation for leading ethical lives of service and leadership.

Non-discrimination Statement

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admissions, employment, training, facilities, and all programs and activities of the University regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university’s nondiscrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights, #38
Winona, MN  55987
(507) 457-1421

The Assisstant Vice President of Human Resources may refer discrimination inquiries or complaints to other offices or individuals as appropriate.