Testing may vary depending on the faculty member teaching the course. A class might have online tests and assessments, or it may be graded based on individual or group projects and/or papers. Tests and other assessments will be tailored to the online format of the program.

Yes. The School of Law holds a graduation ceremony each May in Minneapolis. It is open to all graduates, regardless of whether their degree was earned through on-campus or online study.

Yes, we support veterans and military families by participating in the Yellow Ribbon program. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at lawschool@stthomas.edu.

The most recent salary information available can be found on the SCCE website.

Because many of our courses directly cover compliance, ethics, risk, corporate governance, internal controls and other relevant topics, they can be submitted to count toward live training and/or continuing professional education requirements. This includes certifications offered by:

  • SCCE/CCB including the following trademarked certifications: CCEP, CCEP-I, CCEP-F, CHC, CHC-F, CHRC, and CHPC;
  • MN CLE credits;
  • CPE credits related to the Certified Internal Auditor certifications offered by The Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • CE credits required for any of the certifications offered by the American Bankers Association; and
  • CPE’s required by The American Anti-Corruption Institute for its Certified Anti-Corruption Manager professional qualification

If your certifying body is not listed, but you would like to explore whether courses in our program would count as continuing professional education in your chosen focus area, please contact Colleen Dorsey at colleen.dorsey@stthomas.edu or 651-952-4864.

The online program is designed as a part-time program and should amount to about a half-time job. A good rule of thumb is that each 3-credit class should take 130-150 total hours to complete, including the readings, projects, time spent online, etc. This amount equates to approximately 18+ hours per week during the spring and fall semesters when students take two three-credit classes (6 credit hours at a time). During the summer, students take only one 2-credit class at a time, but over a shorter time period, so the workload should be about the same during the time a class is in session. The academic schedule has breaks built into the semester and also has breaks built in between semesters to allow for vacations and other commitments.