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Accreditation

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800-621-7440
www.hlcommission.org

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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

B.A, Biochemistry

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB);
1120 Rockville Pike, Suite 302,
Rockville, MD 20852-3110;
240-283-6600;
www.asbmb.org.

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Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT),
112 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314;
(703) 253-0473;
coa@aamft.org
https://www.aamft.org/

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

B.S. in Nursing – Post-Licensure
B.S. in Nursing – Pre-Licensure

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750,
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791
https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

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Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

M.S. in Nurse Anesthesiology
Doctor of Nursing Practice
B.S. in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

 

Saint Mary’s graduate program in Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA),
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603 224-275-9130
https://www.coacrna.org/

The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for May/October 2029.

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Council on Social Work Education

Master of Social Work

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation

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The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management Institute

M.S. in Project Management
Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management program and the Graduate Certificate in Project Management are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC); www.pmi.org

 

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International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Undergraduate Business programs

The School of Business at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received specialized accreditation for its undergraduate business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

List of Accredited Saint Mary’s Programs (PDF)
Public Disclosure of Student Achievement (PDF)

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Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS)

M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration

The Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Support (MN BELTSS), 335 Randolph Ave., Ste. 210-B St. Paul, Minnesota 55102; 651-201-2731; beltss.hlb@state.mn.us; https://mn.gov/boards/nursing-home.

Effective August 31, 2024 the MA in Health and Human Services Administration program will no longer be accredited by the MN Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) accreditation as meeting state educational requirements for Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) licensure in Minnesota.

Minnesota Board of Nursing

B.S. in Nursing – Pre-Licensure
M.S. in Nurse Anesthesiology

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s B.S. in Nursing and its graduate programs in Nurse Anesthesiology are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing
210 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
612-317-3000; Toll-free 888-234-2690; TTY Number 800-627-3529; Fax 651-688-1841

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Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training

B.A, Criminal Justice major, Law Enforcement

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Peace Officer Education Program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board)
1600 University Avenue, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55104-3825;
651-643-3060
https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post.

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Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s K-12 principal, Director of Special Education, and Superintendent licensure preparation program is authorized by the Board of School Administrators (BOSA), Minnesota Department of Education Building
1500 Highway 36West
Roseville, MN 55113;
651-582-8796;
https://bosa.mn.gov/

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Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure preparation programs are approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West, Ste. 300
Roseville, MN 55113;
651-539-4200;
pelsb@state.mn.us;
www.mn.gov/pelsb.

Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Saint Mary’s is approved as an Out-of-State Nursing School by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing; Board of Nursing, WI Department of Safety and Professional Services;
P.O Box 8366; Madison, WI 53708-8366;
608-266-2112;
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing

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Society for Human Resource Management

B.S in Human Resource Management
M.A. in Human Resource Management

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s B.S. in Human Resource Management and M.A. in Human Resource Management programs have been recognized as fully aligning with the Society for Human Resource Management’s Curriculum Guidebook and Templates; 800-283-7476; www.shrm.org

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Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

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Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has been approved and is legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private postsecondary school, subject to the provisions of 440.52 Wisconsin Statutes, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to statutes. Approval included only those programs and those locations specifically approved by the Board.

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National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
nc-sara.org