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St. Catherine University — School of Business and Professional Studies

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Department:
School of Business and Professional Studies
Degrees Awarded:
Organizational Leadership (MAOL)
Admissions Deadlines:

Admissions deadlines are August 1 and January 1 each year.

Admissions Cycle:

Students are accepted into the graduate degree program during the fall and spring terms.

Program Start:
Fall term (late August orientation); Spring term (late January orientation).
Program Founded:
January, 2011

Benefits

St. Catherine University will provide each Fellow accepted into the MAOL program with an award equivalent to approximately $11,182 (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.

Description

St. Catherine University's Paul D. 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.

Requirements

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 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

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

Mail
2004 Randolph Avenue, #4208
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Telephone
(651) 690-6838
Fax
(651) 690-6024
Email
rkhawthorne@stkate.edu

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