The Murray Institute
for Catholic Education, a collaboration between the University of St. Thomas and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was established in 1992 to support and sustain the educational ministries of the Archdiocese by providing advanced professional training and theological education for its teachers and religious educators.
Thanks to a generous endowment and the in-kind contributions of the University, the Murray Institute has been able to provide tuition-free graduate degrees and certificates to hundreds of Archdiocesan educators over the past eighteen years. It also funds a variety of non-degree professional programs for Archdiocesan educational personnel, with the goal of seeding leadership and effecting systemic change to ensure the success of Catholic education in this Archdiocese for many years to come.
Regionally and nationally, the Murray Institute also contributes to a variety of collaborative efforts designed to advance the welfare of Catholic schools and encourage discourse between Church and university.