St. Scholastica in Phoenix, Ariz.

New Program offered in Phoenix

The Doctor of Nursing practice is now offered in Phoenix, AZ. Learn more.


St. Scholastica was founded in 1912 by a group of Benedictine Sisters in Duluth, Minnesota. Their mission: to provide intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work in a context of Catholic Benedictine values. The College now includes 64 programs, including 20 fully online degree programs, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.

Expanding to Arizona

St. Scholastica offers one of the only B.A. in Social Work programs in the Valley designed to meet the needs of working adults. With classes held at Mesa Community College's Southern and Dobson campus and beginning fall 2016 — Phoenix College students can complete their degrees in just two years with a seamless transfer program.

We now offer cohorts for the B.S. to DNP and Post-Master's DNP in Phoenix, AZ. Just like our Duluth and St. Cloud, Minnesota locations, the programs will be offered primarily online and clinical sites will be located throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Contact Christy Potter, Campus Manager, for more information at (480) 744-6783 or

In addition, we offer a host of personalized and interactive online programs in the business, education and health fields.

What we're about

We are dedicated to our students. That's why we design all our programs with their needs in mind — providing flexible learning options, support services, and faculty who are accessible and take a personal interest in the success of their students.

And, we never lose that "small college" feel. Personalized program plans, small class sizes, meaningful interactions with faculty and student groups — you'll find all of that and more at St. Scholastica.

Transferring In

Whether you're coming from a community college or the workplace, we make transferring easy. Before you even enroll, our admissions counselors will examine your unofficial transcript (including your work and life experience), award as many credits from it as possible and create an individualized transfer plan that's unique to you.

For more information about transfer processes and requirements, visit our Transfer Students page or our Social Work Transfer Guide.


Programs Offered

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Next Steps...

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Schedule a Visit


Christy Potter, Campus Manager
(480) 744-6738

Maria Laughner, Arizona Regional Director
(623) 694-0984

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