No, you do not need to have a bachelor's degree in computer science or an IT related program of study. You do need a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). We believe that every student who has demonstrated a drive to succeed and an aptitude to learn (in his or her studies or in the workplace) should be given an opportunity to apply regardless of what s/he majored in.
No, our programs do not currently require either the GMAT or the GRE as an entrance requirement.
During the fall and spring, classes on the St. Paul campus meet one night a week from 5:45 - 9:00pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday) or alternating Saturdays (9:00am - 4:00pm) over the course of 14 weeks. Our flexible schedule allows you to take just one class or several classes each week.
Yes, you may take GPS classes during the optional summer terms which run over the course of seven weeks from the last week in May/first week in June until the middle of July each year. Classes meet two nights each week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday).
Most classes have 20 - 25 students. This allows students and faculty to build relationships and to network with other IT/IS professionals.
Typically it takes most graduate students 2.5 to 3.5 years to finish. This will depend on which master's degree you choose to complete and how many classes you take each semester. You may take one to three classes per semester. We also understand if circumstances require you to take a semester off.
Yes, all applicants pay the same amount for fees and tuition regardless of residency or citizenship status.
Yes, the University of St. Thomas is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (1-800-621-7440).
I have applied for admittance to GPS. When will I know if I am accepted? How long does the approval process take?
The approval process takes approximately a month depending on the number of applications for enrollment we receive. International Students applications can take an additional month. Please contact the GPS Main Office at 651-962-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to inquire on the status of your application.
If you are interested in hosting or participating in a cohort program in the Greater Twin Cities Metro Area or abroad, please contact Dr. Bhabani Misra, GPS Director at 651-962-5508 or email@example.com. We can offer customized graduate programs and non-credit professional development courses tailored to your needs.
Absolutely! Please fill out the GPS Change of Graduate Program (PDF form). If you have further questions, please contact GPS Advisor, Douglas Stubeda at 651-962-5503.