International Applicants

We welcome international applicants to graduate studies at St. Catherine University. There are a few additional steps international applicants must complete.

Program Deadline
MAED Master of Arts in Education Apr. 1
MANU Master of Arts in Nursing Jan. 15
MAOT Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy Dec. 1
MSW Master of Social Work Jan. 10
MAHS Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies Apr. 1
MAT Master of Arts in Theology
Apr. 1
(Fall start)
Oct. 1
(Spring start)
Feb. 1
(Summer start)
MAOL Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Apr. 1
(Fall start)
Oct. 1
(Winter start)
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science
Mar. 1
(Fall start)
Oct. 1
(Spring start)
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Dec. 1
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Dec. 1


Earlier deadlines apply for international applicants to ensure that all immigration requirements can be met in time for you to enroll in the desired term. See the table at right for more information.

International application

International applicants for graduate programs must complete the International Student Application for Admission in addition to applying to a specific graduate program.

Program application

You must also apply to your desired program. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

Application fee

The program application fee for all applicants is $35 — there is no additional fee for international applicants. Payment must be made by check drawn on a U.S. bank or international money order in U.S. dollars, marked clearly with your name. Please make check payable to St. Catherine University. Do not send currency or a postal order.

Educational documentation

We require all applicants to 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.

Education evaluation

For international applicants we require an official evaluation of foreign credentials by World Education Services.

English proficiency

If your native language is not English, we require you to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL college code for St. Catherine University is 6105. A minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam, 100 on the iBT or 250 on the computer-based exam is required for admission.

Financial information

The U.S. government requires all applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before the University can issue forms necessary to obtain a visa. All applicants should complete the Certification of Finances form. Students applying for financial aid must also complete that application form.

Submitting materials

Please submit all of these documents to the Office of Graduate Admission. The admission committee will not review your application until we have received all of the required documents.