Use our checklist as you prepare to apply to the UST MSRE program.
Access the online application form to set up your account and complete your application. The application can be completed in a single session or over the course of many days or weeks. The more information you have at the ready (résumé, letters of recommendation), the faster it will be to complete your application.
In order to complete your online application, you'll need to upload your résumé. Be prepared by having your résumé completed and ready to upload.
Letters of recommendation may be requested through the online application. As you decide who to ask for a reference, keep in mind they will be asked to speak to the following areas within their letter:
- Their relationship to you and length of time they have known you
- Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
- Your outstanding characteristics and areas where you need to grow or develop
- Your present impact on your organization or business
- How a graduate business degree would influence your professional growth
- Your complete contact information
Please provide each recommender with the list of topics to be addressed either in the suggested email or you can also download this PDF form and provide it to them in person. Letters can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. mail to the address to the right.
You'll also need to have your essays completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application.
Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the institution. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official.
Exceptions: It is not necessary to submit transcripts for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits. It is not necessary to submit a transcript for any coursework at the University of St. Thomas.
Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check. You can also receive a fee waiver code by attending an admissions information event.
English Proficiency Tests
If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Our institutional code is 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.
- IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections.
- TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 90, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections.
If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
International Transcript Evaluation
Please contact our admissions office for approved evaluation providers, or UST makes this service available for $100.
We require applicants' credentials to be at least the equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. Learn more.