The University of St. Thomas School of Law has established itself not only as an outstanding law school but also as an exceptional place to be a law student. The School of Law was ranked from number 1 to number 4 for the “Best Quality of Life for Students” by the Princeton Review for five straight years from 2004 to 2009.
Our unique mission of integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice is the foundation on which we build a community that emphasizes professional excellence and servant leadership.
In the joint JD-MA program offered by the Department of Catholic Studies and the St. Thomas School of Law, students earn two graduate degrees (in Law and Catholic Studies, respectively; a total of 97 credits), in less time than it would take to earn the two degrees separately. Full-time students can expect to complete the joint program in three and one-half to four years of study. Students must apply for each program separately and meet all admissions requirements in both Law and Catholic Studies. Students typically enroll in the School of Law before applying for the Master of Arts degree in Catholic Studies.
Earning a law degree plus a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Leadership will set you apart in your ability to make a difference in the community and the world. You will gain an understanding of public policy as well as strong leadership skills needed to participate in policy development, decision-making and government implementation.
UST’s joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program is designed for students interested in developing their business acumen as well as understanding the legal framework in which markets operate. The JD/MBA program compresses a five-year program of study into four years by allowing some elective courses to count toward each program’s graduation requirements. Students may begin the program in the fall semester only.