CSB and SJU offer graduate degree programs in nursing and theology to help you advance in your career or field of study.

New or unique programs

► The Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare actively practicing RNs to provide advanced care for patients across their lifespan in a variety of settings including family practice, primary care, urgent care, and hospital settings.

► The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Leadership track will empower you to rise to new levels of leadership. You’ll develop specialized expertise to become an agent for change in the evolving health care landscape.


Graduate nursing programs: The College of Saint Benedict in partnership with Saint John’s University has a distinguished tradition of preparing strong, professional nurse leaders for contemporary nursing practice. That 40-year-long tradition includes graduate programs in nursing to prepare nurses for the highest level of clinical work and to inspire them to pursue leadership roles in the rapidly evolving landscape of health care. Our mission is to inspire professional-minded individuals to elevate their voices through inquiry and ethical leadership. The Department of Nursing provides an innovative and integrative baccalaureate- and graduate-level nursing education grounded in our Catholic and Benedictine tradition. Through ethical leadership and advocacy, the nursing faculty mentors graduates to advance the nursing profession and utilize their voice with confidence and compassion to preserve human dignity, promote equality and improve health care for a global society.

Graduate theology programs: Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, rooted in the Roman Catholic and Benedictine traditions and the ecumenical and liturgical heritage of Saint John's Abbey, fosters study and prayer in a community of learners. As a community of faith and hope, we, the faculty, staff and students of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, worship God and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. As an academic community relying on the wisdom of the same Holy Spirit, we root ourselves in the Christian tradition, and interpret that legacy in light of the Roman Catholic and Benedictine heritage passed on to us by Saint John’s Abbey with its rich theological, liturgical and ecumenical history. We commit ourselves to academic, spiritual, pastoral and professional formation so we might serve the church in lay and ordained ministry and thus use our diverse gifts for the transformation of our world.

Areas of study offered
Graduate degrees

Nursing programs at the College of Saint Benedict
Nursing, MS
Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Nursing Practice – Leadership, DNP

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Theology programs at Saint John's University
Divinity, MDiv (lay ministry)
Divinity, MDiv (priesthood)
Liturgical Music, MA
Ministry, MAM
Theological Studies, MTS
Theology, MAT
Theology, ThM

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Graduate certificates

Liturgical Art and Architecture certificate (post-undergraduate)
Spiritual Direction graduate certificate

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I chose the Saint John's School of Theology because of the Benedictine values that are embodied within the daily life of the many who live and study in the beautiful grounds that make up Collegeville, Minn. Specifically, the hospitality that the Benedictines take very seriously as well as the need for justice and living in community.

Cindy Gonzalez '19

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Traditional undergraduate

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