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2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2020-2021 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Locations and Facilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs facilities include those on the Twin Cities Campus, Winona Campus, and Rochester center. The university also offers courses at off-campus instructional sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Jamaica.

Twin Cities Campus

The Twin Cities Campus, established in 1984, is located at 2500 Park Avenue in Minneapolis. The campus administers a bachelor degree completion program with 10 majors, 20 graduate certificate programs, 24 master degree programs, one specialist degree program, three doctoral degree programs. 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.

Winona Campus

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, and certificate programs are offered. The undergraduate College offers majors divided among the School of Health Sciences and Professions, School of Education, School of Business, and College Arts & Humanities.

Cascade Meadow

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.


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.