Register online (Murphy Online)
New GPS Student Registration Instructions and Required Forms (PDF)
GPS Course Schedules/Class Meeting Dates/Topics (replaces Registration Booklets):
General Registration Information for Current Students
New students may register either by mail, or in person by appointment.
Current students will receive registration materials or e-mail notification prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Students are able to add courses using MURPHY ONLINE until the beginning of the second week of classes in each semester. To make any other changes to your registration after the withdrawal deadline, you must have special permission and contact the GPS office with your UST ID number. Failure to drop or withdraw from a course using MURPHY ONLINE or through the GPS office could result in full financial and academic liability.
This is a five-digit number assigned to each class section and is listed in the SEIS course schedule.
If there are any changes to personal information (address, phone number, employment, or emergency contact) you should make the necessary changes on the GPS registration form and return it to the GPS office whether you register by mail or online.
GPS students may register for no more than 12 credits in Spring and Fall semesters and six in the Summer semester. Most SEIS courses are three credits each.
If you did not register for any classes in the previous year, you must call the GPS office at 651-962-5500 to have your status activated. You will also need to complete a new Payment Agreement form.
To register for independent study or if you plan to audit a course you must obtain permission from the GPS Director, Dr. Bhabani Misra and then register by mail.
This six-digit number will be your permanent password to allow you access to MURPHY ONLINE. If you lose your PIN, you will need to email IRTHelp@stthomas.edu with your UST ID#, because the GPS staff can no longer look up your PIN on the system. An email containing your PIN will be sent back to you.
To find out when you are eligible to register, log on to Murphy Online. Choose "Check Your Registration Status" from the registration menu. The student registration order is based on the number of credits a student has earned (i.e., courses in which a grade has been assigned). Students who have the fewest credits remaining to complete his/her program will be able to register the soonest. Students with the same number of credits completed and are in different programs do not register at the same time.
Students may take elective courses from other UST graduate programs. As part of their degree program, MSS students may use two non-SEIS graduate courses and MSDD and MS students may use four non-SEIS graduate courses toward their degree. If you are interested in taking a course in another UST program, contact the GPS Director, Dr. Bhabani Misra, by email: email@example.com.
Registration holds prevent students from registering. Students who have a hold placed on their registration will see a message on the GPS Registration form in the Notes section that indicates there is a hold and who to contact. Murphy Online will also inform you of any holds and who to contact.
GPS Saturday classes have two schedules: A or B. Schedule A classes begin the first week of classes and schedule B classes begin the second week. Saturday A and B classes alternate in order for a student to be able to register for two Saturday classes in a semester.
Students may place themselves on the wait list via MURPHY ONLINE or they may contact the GPS office. Students who are on a wait list are not registered and may not attend the class. As openings occur in a class section, students on the wait list will be contacted by email at the student's UST e-mail address primarily or by phone if no UST email account exists (new students automatically receive email accounts within 48 hours after registering for a course).