Program Admission Requirements

Click on the program listed below to go directly to the program admission requirements for that program:

Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
Master of Library and Information Science
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Public Health
Master of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work
Master of Arts in Theology

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The application priority deadlines for admission into the MBA degree or certificate programs are August 1 (fall semester) and December 15 (spring semester). 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 or certificate must provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters (one recommendation for certificate applicants)
  • résumé (a minimum of two years of professional experience is required)
  • 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.
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the MBA program director and/or admission committee.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784.

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 Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE)

The application deadline for admission into the MAISCE degree is December 1 for summer enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statements (written and video)
  • résumé
  • certification/licensure: current national interpreter certification or state licensure/certification (for hearing interpreters) or 40 hours or training as listed on the RID website (for Deaf interpreters)
  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 Arts in Education (MAED)

Application priority deadlines for admission to degree and certificate options/specializations 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 or certificate programs must provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • copy of current teaching license (if applicable)
  • copy of Montessori credential/diploma (if applicable)
  • personal statement
  • résumé (not required for certificate applicants)
  • two academic or professional recommendations (not required for certificate applicants)
  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

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 must submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Applicants should direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 deadlines for admission into the Holistic Health Studies degree and certificate programs are June 1 (Fall semester) and December 1 (Spring semester). 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 or certificate must provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific undergraduate courses. These courses must be completed by the end of the first year in the graduate program.
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • 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 minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the MAHS program director and/or admission committee.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 Library and Information Science (MLIS)

The application deadlines for admission into the MLIS and/or School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) programs are 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 or SLMS license must provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 (MSN)

Nurse Educator

The application deadline for the Nurse Educator option is June 1 for fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • the baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) or comparable master's-level program in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Also, a grade of no less than B– in every nursing course is required.
  • current license as a registered nurse
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the MSN program director and/or admission committee.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 to remain 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 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

The application deadline for admission into the MSN entry-level option is June 15 for spring enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • three academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 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)

Nurse Practitioner

The application deadline for admission into the Nurse Practitioner option is January 1 for summer enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • the baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) or comparable master's-level program in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Also, a grade of no less than B– in every nursing course is required.
  • current license as a registered nurse
  • two years of recent clinical practice, with at least one year of experience in the area of specialization
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Some applicants may be contacted for an interview with the DNP program director and/or admission committee.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 to remain 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 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.

Post-Master's DNP

The application deadline for admission into the DNP: Post-Master's option is May 1 for fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • the baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) or comparable master's-level program in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); also, a grade of no less than B– in every nursing course
  • a master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • current license as a registered nurse
  • two years of recent clinical practice in nursing
  • hold an advanced nursing position(s), such as clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician or nurse educator
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statement
  • résumé/curriculum vitae
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the DNP program director and/or admission committee.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 master’s degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their master’s degree must document completion of their degree 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.

Dual-Degree Options

The application deadlines for admission into the DNP Dual-Degree options (with MAHS, MAOL, or MBA) are July 15 (fall) and December 15 (spring).

In addition to providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree and academic preparedness, an applicant wishing to pursue work leading to the DNP Dual-Degree must provide the following using the NursingCAS application system:

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • the baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) or comparable master's-level program in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); also, a grade of no less than B– in every nursing course

  • MAHS applications must complete specific undergraduate courses. These courses must be completed by the end of the first year in the graduate program.

  • current license as a registered nurse
  • all applicants must have a minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience. MAOL and MBA applicants must have a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statement
  • résumé/curriculum vitae
  • MAHS applicants: 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 minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • MBA applicants: 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.
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Dual-Degree admission committee.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 to remain in the program.
  • students who are in the process of completing their bachelor’s degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree must document completion of their degree 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 Occupational Therapy (MAOT)

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

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program .
  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services (651) 690-6784.

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 as an occupational therapist, 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. An example of grounds for provisional acceptance is as follows:

  • students whose cumulative GPA is below 3.2. Students admitted provisionally due to low GPA must achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better during their first semester 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 Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The application priority deadline for admission into the OTD program is May 15 for summer enrollment. 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 provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • copy of NBCOT certification
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services (651) 690-6784.

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 master’s degree. Students admitted provisionally pending successful completion of their master’s degree must document completion of their degree by requesting that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to beginning OTD 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 Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

The application priority deadlines for admission into the MAOL degree of certificate programs are August 1 (fall semester) and January 1 (spring semester). Applications received after a priority deadline will be 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 MAOL degree or certificate must provide the following:

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  • personal statement
  • two academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • résumé (a minimum of two years of professional experience is required)
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784.

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 for fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.
  • minimum of 60 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784.

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 as a physical therapist, 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 Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

The application deadline for admission into the MPAS program is August 1 for fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • non-refundable application fee
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.
  • patient contact hours.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours in a health, wellness or patient care setting. (A successful applicant will typically have over 2,000 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
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784.

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 Public Health (MPH)

The application deadline for admission into the MPH degree is March 1 for fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • personal statements
  • résumé
  • 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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form Supplement in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to the Multicultural and International Programs and Services office at (651) 690-6784.

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 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)

The application deadline for admission into the MSW program is January 10 for summer/fall enrollment.

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

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • completion of specific prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the graduate program.
  • résumé
  • personal statement
  • three academic or professional recommendation forms and accompanying letters
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Applicants who have achieved an ELS level 112 or higher may submit those scores in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS. This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

Applicants should refer to St. Catherine's Graduate Admission website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the 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 submit additional materials. Visit the University of St. Thomas website for more information.

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 St. Catherine's 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 Social Work (DSW)

The application deadline for admission into the St. Catherine - St. Thomas DSW program is January 15 for summer enrollment.

Admission Criteria:

  • MSW degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Transcript evaluation and acceptable test scores for proof of English proficiency, as appropriate for international applicants
  • Minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience (previous teaching experience in higher education - full-time or adjunct - strongly preferred)
  • Social work license eligibility
  • Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Commitment to teach and lead in the social work profession

Applicants should refer to the University of St. Thomas website for specific instructions regarding admission requirements and application forms. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Master of Arts in Theology (MAT)

Admission to the MAT degree and certificate programs is offered for the fall, spring and summer terms. See the Graduate Admission website to obtain upcoming term dates.

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

  • completed application form
  • official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • statement of theological knowledge
  • personal statement
  • résumé
  • two academic or professional recommendations
  • satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an institution in the United States.

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.

Applicants with Post-Secondary Education or Licensure Outside the United States

An applicant with 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 submit a St. Catherine University Certificate of Finances form in addition to the graduate program application. Please direct questions to Multicultural and International Programs and Services at (651) 690-6784.

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.