Graduate Admissions Overview

The University of St. Thomas admission process begins when the university receives the application and all supporting documents required by the program. *Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission to the university.

Complete applications require submission of all supporting documents, official test scores and transcripts from all institutions attended. Each graduate program has additional specific admission requirements. Once all application materials are received, the graduate program will review the application and make an admission decision. Final admission decisions are at the discretion of the graduate program dean or director.

*A limited number of mature applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree may be admitted to the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree programs. Admittance may be granted on the basis of non-credit theological study and/or experiences in ministry. These studies and experiences must demonstrate knowledge and skills that are equivalent to those of persons holding baccalaureate degrees.