Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook

Lasallian Studies, M.A.

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The Master of Arts in Lasallian Studies degree program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of students participating in contemporary society as Lasallian educators – instruments for social good in a global society. The program is applicable to professionals in all forms of Lasallian ministries.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Integrate Lasallian heritage with a variety of organizational and/or personal responsibilities.
  2. Integrate Lasallian spirituality with a variety of organizational and/or personal responsibilities.
  3. Synthesize the elements of Lasallian pedagogy into an approach for addressing societal concerns.
  4. Synthesize the components of Lasallian studies into an understanding of Lasallian and personal charism.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility and ethical practices.
  6. Communicate effectively in a variety of modes.
  7. Incorporate diverse perspectives, contexts, cultures, and ways of knowing into their intellectual pursuits.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to continue learning through self-directed, integrated, interdisciplinary scholarship.

Program Structure and Delivery

Courses in the program are delivered fully online.

Degree Requirements

Lasallian Studies Courses 5 cr.
Required Lasallian Foundations 18 cr.
Electives 9 cr.
Total 32 cr.

Required Lasallian Foundations: 18 cr.

Required Elective Courses: 9 cr.


The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Students can apply for admission to master degree programs at any time during the year. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful graduate coursework. Applicants must also have access to high speed internet technology. All applicants must complete an interview with a program administrator

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application and the non-refundable application fee
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated on a course by course basis by a university accepted evaluation service, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).  Evaluations from an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( will also be accepted.
  3. A one/two page reflective essay which includes the following:
    1. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience
    2. the career goals of the applicant and their reasons for seeking admission to the program
    3. description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities
    4. personal information the applicant wishes to share
  4. Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

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