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.
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.
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.
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.
Chemistry educators provide learners in grades 9-12 a critical link between physics and natural sciences while helping them understand matter at its most fundamental level. In addition to an initial licensure, Chemistry teachers often also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8, both high-demand fields.
Educators in the field of Communication Arts and Literature teach learners in grades 5-12 a wide variety of oral and written communication skills. Their learners also begin to understand the plethora of ways in which humans communicate and learn about the world through the study of literature. In addition to being prepared to teach communication arts and literature, graduates of this program can take their ability to teach communication skills into the business, governmental and non-profit worlds.
Earth-space science is a broad course of study that draws from many disciplines – including physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics – to build a comprehensive understanding of how the earth, its systems and the cosmos in which it exists all work. Teachers in this content area help learners in grades 9-12 understand our home planet and its environment in space. Teachers often also earn an endorsement in general science, qualifying them to teach in grades 5-8.
Teachers in health education help learners (5-12) develop psychomotor skills, understand how the human body works, and build and maintain good health overall. In addition, teachers in health encourage healthy behaviors in children and youth who may feel invincible, while helping their learners see their responsibility in the choices they make.
Students in this program gain the skills needed to teach students to play brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Music teachers are able to share that knowledge with learners in grades K-12 and are also prepared to teach general music courses, helping their learners develop a greater appreciation of music in all its forms. Musical training can reduce stress; improve memory; increase time management, organizational and team-building skills; and improve overall academic performance.
Life science brings together the scientific disciplines that study living things, including biology, botany, genetics, medical science, psychiatry and zoology. Together, these disciplines seek to understand how living things exist and interact. Science teachers are in high demand at all levels. Preparation in this program leads to a grades 9-12 teaching license, but by adding an endorsement in general science those completing this program can teach in grades 5-12.
Teachers in this content area help students understand mathematics in its many forms, including algebra, geometry and calculus. You will learn to help students apply these skills, relieve “math anxiety” and realize their mathematical ability. These skillsets are in high demand in the workplace, increasing the demand for high quality math teachers.
Teachers in this area help learners in grades K-12 learn the basic skills of activities that can lead to physical fitness throughout their lives. In addition, these teachers help them understand the value of physical activity and fitness as an element of overall health management.
One of the oldest academic disciplines, physics focuses on the motion, energy and force of matter. Teachers prepared in this content area work with learners in grades 9-12, engaging them as they discover the wonders of physics. By adding an endorsement in general science, program completers can also teach science in grades 5-8. Both levels of science are high demand educational fields.
This graduate-level endorsement program will prepare teachers to help learners in grades K-12 improve their reading proficiency and comprehension. The program is designed for classroom teachers who want to sharpen their skills and increase the effectiveness of their reading instruction or to work as a literacy leader/coach or a reading intervention/remediation provider.
Social studies is a broad content area that includes the core disciplines of history, political science, geography, economics, psychology and sociology. Teachers in the area of social studies have the critical role of helping learners understand their own society as well as the global community. In addition to being prepared to teach social studies in grades 5-12, graduates of this program can bring a unique understanding of culture, history and economics to business settings.
Teachers in this area have developed the skills and gained the experience needed to lead choral ensembles and to teach general music classes for grades K-12. In addition to building their own musical skills, they have learned the musical pedagogy that will help them transfer those skills to their learners.
Learning language offers a means by which we understand the world in which we live. Teachers of French, German or Spanish teach learners in grades K-12 how to speak, read and write their chosen world language. In addition, world language teachers help their learners understand the cultures in which these languages are spoken, facilitating their transformation into global citizens.
Educators who are Academic Behavioral Strategists (ABS) evaluate and specially design instruction for children and youth from kindergarten through age 21. They work to assist children and youth with mild to moderate needs in the areas of academics, behavior, social, emotional, communication and functional performance. These students come from the primary disability areas of autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, other health disabilities and learning disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program will enhance your skills in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction.
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.
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.
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.
Elementary educators work with young learners (K-6), teaching basic skills and knowledge that form the foundation of learning. Teaching at this level requires a unique combination of content knowledge, pedagogy, understanding of individual development and learning styles, and familiarity with learners’ families and communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepares students for careers in the emerging and high-growth fields of data science and Big Data. It combines in-depth understanding with hands-on skills, technologies, techniques, and analysis tools for data science. Graduates of this program will have the theoretical, practical, and comprehensive knowledge to manage and analyze large-scale, complex data to enable efficient data-driven discoveries and decisions.
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.
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.