How to Apply +



How to Apply +


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

Submit all materials to:

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

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that her or his application is completed by the application deadline.

Application form

Complete the online application form.

Application fee

Submit a $35 non-refundable application fee. Make check or money order payable to St. Catherine University. This fee is waived for students who previously:

  • Enrolled at the University (completed at least one course at either the undergraduate or graduate level)
  • Attended a graduate information session within the past five years
  • Completed an individual appointment with graduate faculty/staff within the past five years

If one or more of the above statements applies to you:

  • If submitting a paper application: do not include payment with your application form.
  • If submitting an online application: choose the waiver option when asked for a form of payment.

Please note that your application fee will not be refunded if you submit the payment but are eligible for a fee waiver.

Personal statement

Prepare a personal essay that demonstrates written communication skills and clarifies your purpose in pursuing a graduate degree in holistic health studies. Do not exceed one typed, double-spaced page for each topic. Handwritten essays will not be accepted. Please address the following topics:

  1. Interest in the field of holistic health studies
  2. Background in related fields
  3. Personal and professional goals for graduate study

Personal statements should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address listed above. Applicants who wish to submit their statements via e-mail should send the completed attachment to: (Subject line should read: MAHS Personal Statement). Please include your full name at the top of the statement.


Submit a current resume highlighting professional and volunteer experiences. Applicants who wish to submit their resumes via e-mail should send the completed attachment to: (Subject line should read: MAHS Resume). Handwritten resumes will not be accepted.


Two MAHS recommendation forms must be completed by individuals who can attest to the intellectual ability, professional competence and leadership ability of the applicant. Only professional or academic references will be considered; personal references are not acceptable.

These are confidential recommendations and must be sent directly from the references to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address listed above. Original documents must be sent to our office. Applicants who wish to view a copy of the completed forms are responsible for making the appropriate arrangements with their references.

To access this form as an interactive pdf, please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome:

Download the recommendation form 


Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution attended, even if courses are recorded on another transcript and regardless of the number of credits earned.

Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the registrar of each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Catherine University. Transcripts that do not meet these criteria will be considered unofficial and will not be used to complete the applicant’s file. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to St. Catherine (; electronic transcripts forwarded by the applicant will not be accepted.

MAT scores

Applicants who do not meet the academic performance requirement (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) may be asked to submit official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To have official scores submitted to St. Catherine University, applicants completing the MAT should use the institution code 1315.

TOEFL / IELTS scores

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.

Credential evaluation

Applicants with a college or university degree completed outside of 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.

International Applicants

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must submit an International Student Supplement, in addition to the MAHS program application. There is no additional application fee.


Qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview with the admission committee.

Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. No credentials will be returned to the applicant.

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