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St. Catherine University – Fellows Program


Department: School of Business and Leadership
Degrees Awarded: Organizational Leadership (MAOL)
Admissions Deadlines: Admissions deadlines are August 1, December 1, and March 1 each year.
Admissions Cycle: Students are accepted fall, winter and spring terms into the graduate degree program.
Program Start: Fall term (late August orientation), Winter term (late December orientation), Spring term (late March orientation).
Founded: January 2011

Program is in development.
St. Catherine University will provide each Fellow accepted into the MAOL program with an award equivalent to approximately $10,500 (approximately 30% of the total MAOL degree cost). Financial support per Fellow will consist of tuition waivers for nine graduate credits, a graduate research assistantship with a $2000 stipend and a St. Catherine University Fellow tuition grant worth $2000.

Program is in development.
St. Catherine University’s Paul C. Coverdell Fellows Program provides rigorous academic training and professional field experiences to prepare effective, ethical and enduring leaders for an array of professional work in for-profits, non-profits and the public sector. MAOL graduates direct organizations from homeless shelters to community clinics to museums, address disparities in healthcare access, shape corporate responsibility in global companies, pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, tackle public policy and address the challenges facing Minnesota’s underserved communities. The MAOL degree provides strong business education through the lenses of ethics, leadership and a global perspective. Areas of concentration include: strategic management, ethics and leadership, dispute resolution, healthcare leadership, information services and technology, and a dual MAOL/JD degree (in partnership with Hamline University School of Law). To complete their degrees, Fellows engage in a Leadership Action Project, either a research-based project focused on an underserved target community or an action-based internship option offering hands-on professional experience within a community organization. Current community partners include: Greater Twin Cities United Way, Advocates for Human Rights, Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services, WomenVenture and the Minnesota International Center. The Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteer alumni association works with the MAOL Program to provide programming for Fellows and welcome them to Minnesota.

Program is in development.
Applicants must meet the following requirements for admission: a completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point scale, minimum of two years of professional work experience and demonstrated leadership in the private or public sector (Peace Corps service applicable). A completed application includes the application form, a personal statement, current resume, two recommendations from professional or academic references and official transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended. No test scores (GRE or GMAT) are required. LSAT required for dual MAOL/JD. Visit stkate.edu/graduate for detailed instructions and application materials. The application fee of $35 is waived for Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program applicants.

For inquiries about Fellows/USA, call 800.424.8580 x1440.


Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Rebecca Hawthorne, Ph.D
MAOL Program Director


St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, #4208
St. Paul, MN 55105

Telephone651.690.6838Fax 651.690.6024Email rkhawthorne@stkate.edu