M.A. in Art History

The Master of Arts in Art History provides intensive training in the history of art and its methodologies. It combines in-depth research and theoretical scholarship with many opportunities for practical training in museums, galleries and beyond. Our program emphasizes the contextual exploration of visual and material culture in a number of diverse art historical areas.

M.A. in Catholic Studies

The Master of Arts degree in Catholic Studies is an advanced course of study that provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of Catholicism and of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The program explores the truth, beauty, and vitality of Catholicism as it has permeated disciplines and cultures throughout time.

M.A. in Community Education Administration

This program provides the opportunity to learn important skills in leadership, management, public relations, program management, evaluation and assessment. Plus, St. Thomas offers one of the nation’s few master’s degree programs in community education.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

The Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology is led by full-time faculty and incorporates the practitioner-scholar model, where clinical application and practice is the primary focus. Students in this program will be introduced to a variety of psychological theories and techniques; pursue practicum experiences congruent with career goals; be prepared to take the test for licensure in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); and be prepared to work as a counselor in a variety of mental health, counseling and human service settings.

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

This program will enhance your skills in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction.

M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration

Designed to help you understand leadership as primarily practiced in schools, this program will help you understand and analyze administrative practices and procedures. It serves as an ideal introductory program for those interesting in exploring their interest in leadership.

M.A. in English

The Master of Arts in English program offers small evening classes taught by faculty who are committed classroom teachers and active literary scholars. Varied course offerings prepare students for many possible paths. Focusing on both canonical and emergent literatures, and including a range of theoretical approaches the program provides a good foundation for doctoral studies and courses to develop the expertise of current and future teachers.

M.A. in English as a Second Language

In this program, you will study leading-edge reading research, theory and practice that can immediately apply to your classroom. You also will learn to develop literacy strategies, reading skills, comprehension processes and assessment, and remediation techniques.

M.A. in Gifted, Creative and Talented Education

Educators gain an understanding of their students’ diverse educational needs and discover how to manage, deliver and differentiate instruction for the cognitive, social, and psychological development of exceptional students.

M.A. in Human Resource and Change Leadership

You will learn how to effectively manage change, innovation and conflicts as well as to design effective learning programs and have a strong understanding of business principles and human resource functionality.

M.A. in International Leadership

The Master of Arts degree in International Leadership program enhances students' capacity for global leadership in combination with a solid understanding of cross-cultural issues. It focuses on international education, economic, health care and political development and underdevelopment.

M.A. in Leadership in Student Affairs

Designed by practicing student affairs professionals and university faculty, this program combines a theoretical approach with current best practices. You will join other professionals interested in shaping the future of student affairs practice, particularly in liberal arts, residential, values oriented colleges and universities. With approval, credits may be applied to education specialist or doctoral programs.

M.A. in Music Education

The Master of Arts in Music Education is designed for professional music educators who wish to strengthen their classroom teaching effectiveness by combining theoretical and applied study in a graduate program. Designed by teachers for teachers, the M.A. Degree is a stimulating alternative to traditional graduate study.

M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM) provides the opportunity, in a systemic way, to consistently think through the relationship between theology and pastoral life. This 48-credit program incorporates rigorous theological formation with spiritual and ministerial formation activities, including a ministry internship.

M.A. in Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership

This program is designed to broaden and enhance law enforcement professionals’ initial understanding of their work. It focuses on supervision and leadership theory that combine knowledge, integrity and collaboration.

M.A. in Public Policy and Leadership

Ethical, effective leadership is a core component woven throughout everything you will learn. This collaborative program focuses on theory as it practically applies to real world experience. Because the program’s emphasis is on state and local government, you will be primed for success in the Minnesota policy environment. Through this program, you will build a network of colleagues who will become lifelong contacts throughout your career.

M.A. in Reading Instruction – Elementary or Secondary focus

In this program, you will study leading-edge reading research, theory and practice that can immediately apply to your classroom. You also will learn to develop literacy strategies, reading skills, comprehension processes and assessment, and remediation techniques.

M.A. in Religious Education

The Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE) is a 42-credit program which provides an integrated approach to the professional and spiritual development of those serving the Church in administering or teaching religious education programs in schools and parishes.

M.A. in Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Educators discover the ways that autism spectrum disorders challenge a student in the areas of communication, socialization and behaviors, and affect a student’s thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, and motor, vocational, academic and organizational skills.

M.A. in Special Education - Developmental Disabilities (DD)

Educators gain the knowledge and skills to assess student strengths and needs and to design effective instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities. The provision of meaningful curriculum and a collaborative team approach that promotes interdependence, productivity and inclusion into the community is emphasized.

M.A. in Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Educators learn to assess and provide high quality instruction for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with motor, sensory, health, communication, social-emotional or cognitive disabilities. An emphasis is placed on working as collaborative team members with families and professionals so that children ages B-6 with disabilities can thrive in their natural environments.

M.A. in Special Education - Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

Educators learn to teach students whose emotional and/or behavioral disabilities interfere with their acquisition of academic, vocational and social skills. Educators gain knowledge and skills in differentiating instruction, assessing challenging behavior and implementing effective classroom management and positive behavior support. The program emphasizes collaboration with families, teachers, specialized service providers and mental health agencies.

M.A. in Special Education - Learning Disabilities (LD)

Educators learn to instruct and evaluate a range of K-12 learners, from those who are emergent in basic skills through transition-based learners preparing for postsecondary life. LD students also typically earn the UST certificate in Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology.

M.A. in Teacher Education/Licensure

For a complete listing of Teaching Licensure and corresponding Master’s Degree programs visit the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling website.

M.A. in Technology for Learning, Development and Change

Designed for teachers who want to communicate, design and implement technological innovations into the classroom and community, throughout this program you will discover the pedagogical applications of learning technology needed to become technological change agents.

M.A. in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) is a researched-based, 36-credit program that develops competence in addressing theology through an understanding of various theological methods and through proficiency in research and theological argumentation.

M.B.A., Evening

A part-time program at Minnesota’s only private AACSB accredited university that gets you where you want to be. Whether you aspire to change careers, move up in your organization or enhance your skills in your current position, the Evening UST MBA gives you the skills, confidence and personal support you need to succeed and excel.

M.B.A., Executive

In the Executive UST MBA program, we know that business professionals who can think strategically and implement their vision with integrity can ensure their organization’s ongoing success. Weekend courses create an intensive, goal-oriented environment, providing you with tools, strategies and insights you can apply immediately in your professional life.

M.B.A., Full-time

The Full-time UST MBA program delivers all the elements of a prestigious MBA program – rigorous curriculum, extensive business connections and a world-class faculty. In all it does, the Opus College of Business never forgets its vision: to excel in educating highly principled global business leaders.

M.B.A., Health Care

Understand health care through a business lens and business through a health care lens. Delivered via an innovative combination of on-campus and distance learning, the Health Care UST MBA connects you with experienced faculty and talented peers from all sectors of the industry. The resulting program allows you to seize opportunities to innovate and create value in the health care system.

M.S. in Accountancy

St. Thomas’ graduate program in accounting continues our strong tradition of almost 100 years of excellence in accounting education. The program is designed for students with an undergraduate accounting major or its equivalent who want to gain a competitive edge by earning the added credential of a graduate degree while meeting the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Electrical Engineering program is for those interested in advanced engineering concepts. Study is hands-on and industry oriented. Courses cover the areas of Power Systems - legacy, alternative, and distributed - and Power Electronics plus Electric Machines, Communications, Networks & Signals, Controls, and Embedded Systems.

M.S. in Information Technology

This program is directed to people who develop and support internal organizational IT infrastructure. This program embodies the flexibility, quality instruction and career enhancement opportunities that University of St. Thomas graduates have realized over the years.

M.S. in Manufacturing Systems

The Manufacturing Engineering track leads to the degree Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The program is directed to developing engineers that can demonstrate leadership and applied engineering skills in the manufacturing field. Coursework focuses on manufacturing design, engineering problem solving and decision making and able to create a competitive advantage in the workplace.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a technical Masters program for those interested in advanced engineering concepts and tools. Study covers the areas of Energy and Power Systems, Fluids and Heat Transfer, Engineering Thermodynamics, Product Design, Modeling and Simulation, Project Management and Manufacturing.

M.S. in Real Estate

Everything needs a foundation – even a career in real estate. The Master of Science Degree in Real Estate provides you with the skills and credibility you need to differentiate yourself in a competitive industry. Students learn in a two-year individualized program that includes part-time evening courses that are immersed in the regional real estate market and comprehensive coverage of real estate financial and quantitative decision making.

M.S. in Regulatory Science

The Regulatory Science Master’s Program was developed in consultation with industry leaders. It embodies the flexibility, quality instruction and career enhancement opportunities that University of St. Thomas graduates have realized over the years.

M.S. in Software Engineering

Focusing on current software engineering concepts and methodologies, the Master of Science in Software Engineering provides an opportunity for scientific, technical and sophisticated commercial systems developers to enhance their expertise in systems software development and applied research. The MS in SE program is the preferred program track for the hands-on developer.

M.S. in Software Management

This program provides students with the most relevant, practical, and applicable knowledge available in software engineering and software management. With the appropriate mix of technical and business skills, graduates of this program can systematically analyze business situations and propose, plan, and manage rigorous software development strategies and efforts to fulfill organizational objectives.

M.S. in Systems Engineering

The Manufacturing Engineering track leads to the degree Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The program is directed to developing engineers that can demonstrate leadership and applied engineering skills in the manufacturing field. Coursework focuses on manufacturing design, engineering problem solving and decision making and able to create a competitive advantage in the workplace.

M.S. in Technology Management

At St. Thomas, Technology Management develops leaders – leaders with skills, knowledge, and vision. It also goes the next step, ensuring that those leaders not only have the engineering competence to know what needs doing but also have the personal confidence and initiative to make it happen. Armed with technological know-how, technology managers are skilled at assessing the situation and asking the right questions to understand the challenge, and developing and applying solutions.

Master of Business Communication

The UST Master of Business Communication program offers the very best graduate-level preparation for those working in or planning to work in marketing, advertising, public relations, corporate and internal communications—any field in which effective communication and business acumen are critical to success. Program flexibility is achieved through a 15-course, part-time, evening format.

Master of Divinity: Lay Program

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) for lay students, a 90-credit program, offers a more intensive theological formation beyond the MAPM and includes a Clinical Pastoral Education requirement.

Master of Divinity: Seminary Program

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a comprehensive graduate degree program that prepares seminarians for priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church.

Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The Master degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering is intended for people who need to design, develop and manage large complex systems in our modern world. Systems Engineering is defined for this degree as a creative human activity in which engineers design and develop complex interconnections of devices, sub-systems, and components to meet human needs.

Master of Social Work

Grounded in the principles of dignity and respect for all persons, we prepare clinical social workers for reflective practice, supervision, leadership and practice-focused research with a commitment to critical inquiry, cultural responsiveness and social justice.

The joint MSW program with St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas focuses on clinical social work practice with individuals, families and small groups. Through the development of core competencies in practice, graduates are prepared to address problems including poverty, discrimination, mental illness, developmental disability and oppression. Demonstrated mastery of knowledge and practice skills prepare graduates for licensure at the clinical level.