International Applicants

International Applicants

We welcome international applicants for graduate study at St. Catherine University. Please review the information below regarding additional application materials that may be required for international applicants.


Earlier deadlines may apply for international applicants to ensure that all immigration requirements can be met in time for you to enroll in the desired term.

Program Deadline
MBA Business Administration

April 1 (Fall)

Sept. 1 (Spring)


Education: Initial License

April 1 (Fall - Elementary)

Sept. 1 (Spring - Secondary/K-12)


Education: For Licensed Teachers*

(Curriculum & Instruction, Technology Integration, STEM)

August 1 (Fall)

Jan. 1 (Spring)

May 1 (Summer)

MAED Montessori: Teaching Diploma (if seeking MAED)**


MAED Montessori: AM2*

July 1 (Fall)

Dec. 1 (Spring)

May 1 (Summer)

MAHS Holistic Health Studies

April 1 (Fall)

Sept. 1 (Spring)

MLIS Library and Information Science

March 1 (Fall)

Sept. 1 (Spring)

MSN Nursing: Entry-Level

June 15 (Spring)

MSN Nursing: Practitioner

Nov. 1 (Summer)

MSN Nursing: Educator

Jan. 15 (Fall)

DNP Nursing: Doctorate Jan. 15 (Fall)
MAOT Occupational Therapy: Entry-Level Dec. 1 (Fall)
OTD Occupational Therapy: Post-professional*

July 1 (Fall)

Nov. 1 (Spring)

April 1 (Summer)

MAOL Organizational Leadership

April 1 (Fall)

Sept. 1 (Spring)

DPT Physical Therapy Dec. 1 (Fall)
MPAS Physician Assistant Studies Sept. 1 (Fall)
MSW Social Work Jan. 10 (Summer/Fall)
MAT Theology

April 1 (Fall)

Sept. 1 (Spring)

Jan. 1 (Summer)


*I-20 forms/visas will not be issued for international applicants of these programs, as they are primarily online and require only limited time on campus.  Applicants must complete the International Student Supplement (see below), but do not need to complete the Certification of Finances section of the form.

**International students are not eligible to participate in the MAED degree option of the Teaching Diploma program; however, students may be eligible for the credential-only option offered by the Montessori Center of Minnesota. See their website for more information.

International student supplement

All international applicants for graduate study must complete the International Student Supplement: Graduate Application for Admission in addition to applying directly to the graduate program.

The U.S. government requires international applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before the University can issue forms necessary to obtain a visa. The International Student Supplement includes the required Certification of Finances form. 

Applicants for the following programs must submit the International Student Supplement, but do not need to complete the Certificate of Finances section of the form:

• Education: For Licensed Teachers (MAED in Curriculum & Instruction, Technology Integration, STEM)
• Montessori: AM2 (MAED)
• Occupational Therapy: Post-professional (OTD)

Visit the How to Apply page for program-specific application instructions.

Application fee

The graduate application fee varies depending on the program to which you are applying. There is no additional application fee associated with submitting the International Student Supplement.

Educational documentation

All applicants for graduate study must provide proof of graduation from a post-secondary institution, with records of coursework completed and grades/levels achieved. All documents must be original or certified photocopies. Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation completed by a certified, professional translator.

Transcripts of work completed in the United States must be mailed directly from the U.S. institution to the Office of Graduate Admission (see address below).

Applicants with a college or university degree completed outside of the U.S. must submit an official evaluation of foreign credentials by World Education Services. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility.

English proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the iBT, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Submitting materials

Please submit the International Student Supplement to the Office of Graduate Admission (review your program-specific application instructions for submitting educational documentation and test scores). The admission committee will not review your application until we have received all required documents.

St. Catherine University
Office of Graduate Admission 4027
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651.690.6933
Toll free: 800.945.4599