Suggested Timeline for Admission

Below are the recommended timelines to prepare for testing and to request delivery of transcripts and letters of recommendation.  These timelines allow for application review by the Admissions Committee as well as consideration for financial aid. We operate on a rolling admissions calendar, allowing us to review applications as they are completed. If you are not sure you can complete the process in time for the beginning of a term, please contact Graduate Admissions Counselor Ana Theisen to discuss alternatives: aztheisen@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-5069

One year prior to anticipated start date

  • Inquire online about various degree programs
  • Request information about the degree programs you are interested in
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor
  • Take TOEFEL or alternate English proficiency exam (International applicants)

Nine months prior to anticipated start date

  • Meet with Admissions Counselor, visit campus, attend a class or information session
  • Connect with Degree Program Director
  • Register for the GRE or Miller Analogies Test
  • Solicit letters of recommendation
  • Request official undergraduate and graduate transcript

Six months prior to intended start date

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit application fee
  • Write personal essay and theological reflection
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarship opportunities