History of the Murray Institute

The Murray Institute for Catholic Education was established at the University of St. Thomas in 1992 in response to a renewed commitment of the University to serve the advanced educational needs of Catholic school teachers and religious educators of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The partners in establishing this Institute were the School of Divinity and the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas and the Office for Catholic Education and Formation Ministries of the Archdiocese.

Thanks to its endowment and the in-kind contributions of the University of St. Thomas, the Murray Institute is able to provide Archdiocesan educational ministers with tuition-free graduate degrees and certificates to enhance and sustain Catholic education in the Archdiocese.