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MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (MAED)

Application deadlines for priority admission to options/specializations in this program are set annually. See the Graduate Admission website to obtain the priority application dates. Applications received after a priority deadline are considered on a space-available basis.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, applicants wishing to pursue work leading to the MAED degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine’s current students and alumni)
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • copy of current teaching license (if applicable)
  • personal statement
  • resumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results if cumulative GPA is less than 3.0. This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary course work or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Applicants should direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents also must submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Applicants should direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better after completing their first eight semester credits in the program.
  • students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF ARTS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH STUDIES (MAHS)

The application priority deadline for admission into the MAHS program is June 1. Applications received after the priority deadline are considered on a space-available basis.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MAHS degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine’s current students and alumni)
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statement
  • resumé
  • official Miller Analogies Test (MAT) results may be required if cumulative GPA is less than 3.0.  This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minumum GPA of 3.0.
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Qualified applicants also participate in an interview with the MAHS program director and faculty.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services, as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first six semester credits in the program (an additional semester of provisional acceptance status may be extended to the student if the program director determines that circumstances warrant such an extension).
  • students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (MLIS)

Admission to the program is competitive, with application deadlines of March 1 (fall semester) and October 1 (spring semester).

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MLIS degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee of $35 (waived for St. Catherine’s current students and alumni)
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • personal statement
  • resumé
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) results, if applicant’s cumulative GPA is less than 3.0. This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first nine semester credits in the program.
  • students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSNU)

Nurse Practitioner Concentration and Nurse Educator Concentration

Admission to the nurse practitioner and nurse educator concentrations is competitive, with a December 1 application for summer enrollment, and a January 15 application deadline for fall enrollment, respectively.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MSNU degree must submit the following using the NursingCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • evidence of a baccalaureate degree or upper division second major in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, with a grade of no less than B– in every nursing course
  • prerequisite course work: applicants must have completed a post-secondary statistics course inclusive of inferential and descriptive statistics with a grade of not less than C within the past five years. The course must be completed for a letter grade (P/F or S/U grading is not acceptable).
  • current nursing license
  • two years of recent clinical practice. Applicants to the Nurse Practitioner concentration in pediatric or adult-gerontological options must have at least one year of experience in the area of specialization.
  • personal statement
  • resumé
  • three academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants for whom English is not a primary language). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Qualified applicants also participate in an interview with the MSNU program director and faculty.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary course work or a college or university degree completed outside the United States, or whose nursing license is from outside the United States, must submit an official evaluation from the Credential Evaluation Service of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English.

An applicant who attended or graduated from a post-secondary institution outside the Unites States, but whose nursing education has been completed entirely in the United States, may submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES). All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0 and who have submitted a letter with their application with rationale for waiver of this requirement. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first eight semester credits to remain in the program.
  • students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

Entry-level Nursing Concentration

Admission to the MSNU entry-level concentration is competitive, with a June 1 application deadline for spring enrollment.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MSNU degree must submit the following using the NursingCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited college or university; your degree may be "in progress" at the time of application, but must be completed prior to enrollment in this program.
  • completion of prerequisites: completion of human anatomy with lab (4 semester credits minimum), human physiology with lab (4 semester credits minimum) and statistics (3-4 semester credits) within the past five years with a grade of C or better at the time of application. Three additional prerequisite courses must be completed within the past 10 years with a grade of C or better: microbiology with lab (3-4 semester credits) and two psychology courses (6-8 semester credits consisting of two of: general psychology, lifespan developmental psychology, abnormal psychology). Applicants should have maintained a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in all prerequisite courses (note: one prerequisite course may be repeated one time, this includes withdrawals).
  • a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in all post-secondary course work.
  • personal statement
  • resumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants for whom English is not a primary language). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Qualified applicants also participate in an interview with the MSNU program director and faculty.

Applicants with post-secondary education outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0 and who have submitted a letter with their application with rationale for waiver of this requirement. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first eight semester credits to remain in the program.
  • students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP)

Admission to the DNP program is competitive, with an application deadline of January 15 for fall enrollment. In addition to providing evidence of a master's degree in nursing and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the DNP degree must submit the following using the NursingCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • evidence of a master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • current license as a registered nurse
  • hold an advanced nursing position(s), such as nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner
  • three academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statement
  • resumé/curriculum vitae
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants for whom English is not a primary language). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other tests are required to complete the application process for the DNP program.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary course work or a college or university degree completed outside the United States, or whose nursing license is from outside the United States, must submit an official evaluation from the Credential Evaluation Service of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English.

An applicant who attended or graduated from a postsecondary institution outside the Unites States, but whose nursing education has been completed entirely in the United States, may submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES). All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process.

MASTER OF ARTS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MAOT)

The application deadline for admission into the MAOT program is December 1.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MAOT degree must submit the following using the OTCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • evidence of prerequisite course work completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale prior to the beginning of fall classes. Specific policies related to prerequisite work are published on the Graduate Admission website. Entry-level prerequisites include undergraduate courses in human anatomy and human physiology (at least one must include a lab), general psychology, lifespan developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, medical terminology and statistics.
  • personal statement
  • summary of work and volunteer experiences. A minimum of two volunteer and/or work experiences in an occupational therapy or other healthcare setting are required prior to applying. Each experience must be a minimum of 25 hours each.
  • three academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Each year a cohort of students are admitted into the MAOT program starting in the fall term. About 30 percent of the class comes from St. Catherine University's undergraduate program, while the remainder of the class is made up of baccalaureate students from other schools.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. An example of grounds for provisional acceptance is as follows:

  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.
 

DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OTD)

The application priority deadlines for admission into the OTD program are July 1 (fall), November 1 (spring), and April 1 (summer). Applications received after a priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree, a master’s degree (in any discipline) and demonstrating academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the OTD degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine’s current students and alumni)
  • personal statement
  • current résumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • copy of NBCOT certification
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
 
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (MAOL)

The application priority deadlines are August 1 (fall) and January 1 (spring). The admission committee reviews completed applications throughout the year.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MAOL degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine's current students and alumni)
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • current resumé, highlighting professional experience (a minimum of two years is required) as well as volunteer experiences
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other tests are required to complete the application process for the MAOL program.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first six semester credits in the program.
  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT)

The application deadline for admission into the DPT program is December 1.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the DPT degree must submit the following using the PTCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • prerequisite course work: applicants must have completed undergraduate course work in the following areas: biology, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry (with a lab), physics (with a lab), psychology, math, medical terminology and statistics
  • minimum of 100 hours of physical therapy or other healthcare clinical experience during the three years prior to applying to the DPT program
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States 

An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work, must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

The application priority deadlines are July 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring). Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MBA degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine's current students and alumni)
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • current résumé, highlighting professional experience (a minimum of two years is required) as well as volunteer experiences
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) results if cumulative GPA is less than 3.0. This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Qualified applicants also participate in an interview with the MBA program director and/or Admission Committee.

Non English native language applicants

An applicant whose native language is not English must submit scores for Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.


Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary course work or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first six semester credits in the program.
  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (MPAS)

The application deadline for admission into the MPAS program is October 1. 

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MPAS degree must submit the following using the CASPA admission system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • evidence of prerequisite course work completed. Prerequisite course work must be completed with a letter grade and with a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants must have completed undergraduate course work in the following areas:  human or vertebrate anatomy, human or vertebrate physiology, organic chemistry (with a lab), biochemistry, microbiology, mathematics, statistics, psychology and medical terminology (see the Graduate Admission website for details).
  • patient contact hours.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 250 hours in a health, wellness or patient care setting. (A successful applicant will typically have over 500 hours). This may be sought through volunteering or paid employment. Applicants are not required to shadow a physician or a PA for this time. However, they will need to clearly articulate their understanding and desire to pursue a career as a physician assistant.
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendations. It is strongly encouraged but not required that one recommendation be from a physician or physician assistant.
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States 
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Interview
Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview with the Admission Committee.

Technical Standards
Prior to enrollment, admitted applicants must certify their ability to comply with the program’s technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, that are associated with attaining the knowledge and skills necessary to practice medicine as a physician assistant, which includes safe and effective patient care in a broad spectrum of clinical scenarios.

Provisional Admission

At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work, must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

Admission to this program is competitive, with an annual application deadline of January 10.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MSW degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form.
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine/St. Thomas current students and alumni).
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • prerequisite course work: applicants must complete undergraduate course work in human biology, statistics/research methods and lifespan developmental psychology. Applicants who have not completed these courses at the time of acceptance to the MSW program must make arrangements to do so prior to enrolling in the graduate course work.
  • resumé, including social work/social service work and volunteer experiences.
  • personal statement.
  • three academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters.
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other tests are required to complete the application process for the MSW program.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first 12 semester credits in the program.
  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and/or prerequisite course work. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisite course work, must document completion of their degree and/or prerequisite course work by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes. 

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.

MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY (MAT)

Admission to the MAT program is offered for the fall, spring and summer terms. See the Graduate Admission website to obtain upcoming term dates. The Admission Committee reviews applications as they become complete throughout the year.

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the MAT degree must submit the following:

  • completed application form.
  • non-refundable $35 application fee (waived for St. Catherine’s current students and alumni).
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • statement of theological knowledge.
  • personal statement.
  • resumé.
  • three academic or professional recommendations.
  • satisfactory Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (for applicants whose native language is other than English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other tests are required to complete the application process for the MAT program.

Applicants with post-secondary education or licensure outside the United States
An applicant with post-secondary coursework or a college or university degree completed outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (WES), as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

Applicants who are international students
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must also submit a St. Catherine University International Student Application and Certification of Finances form. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Provisional Admission
At the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee, some students who do not meet all admission requirements at the time of application may be admitted provisionally to the degree program. Examples of grounds for provisional acceptance may include the following:

  • Students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first eight semester credits in the program.
  • Students who are in the process of completing their undergraduate degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor's degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that an official transcript be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning graduate classes.  

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about completing the application process, being admitted provisionally or for further explanation of the process required to change your status from provisional acceptance to full acceptance in the degree program.