The Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology is designed to build on previous training in psychology and prepare professionals for a variety of work settings. Primarily, Psy.D. graduates pursue licensure for the practice of psychology and provide counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, supervision, administration, teaching and evaluation.
This interdisciplinary, collaborative program is tailored for working professionals. It is premised on a broadly liberal arts set of theoretical assumptions and a case-based approach to real-life leadership issues and practices. Concentrations include Music Education or Critical Pedagogy.
In this program, learn to create successful strategies for change. Students learn to apply advanced research methods, behavioral science approaches and leading practices to the day-to-day and strategic needs of an organization.
The Doctorate of Social Work is designed to fill a gap in social work doctoral education as the first program to focus on preparing social work faculty specifically for university-level teaching and leadership in higher education. Strong social work practitioners with an MSW degree will gain the skills and credentials to teach and lead in the social work profession and become stewards of the discipline.
In the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership program students will develop an understanding of the intersections of law and policy, while gaining new tools for effectively engaging in policy reform. These tools include: policy analysis, analytical skills, ethical leadership, and social justice advocacy. Students will be prepared to serve in leadership roles in government, nonprofit management, and educational institutions.
UST’s joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program is designed for students interested in developing their business acumen as well as understanding the legal framework in which markets operate. The JD/MBA program compresses a five-year program of study into four years by allowing some elective courses to count toward each program’s graduation requirements. Students may begin the program in the fall semester only.
In the joint JD-MA program offered by the Department of Catholic Studies and the St. Thomas School of Law, students earn two graduate degrees (in Law and Catholic Studies, respectively; a total of 97 credits), in less time than it would take to earn the two degrees separately. Full-time students can expect to complete the joint program in three and one-half to four years of study. Students must apply for each program separately and meet all admissions requirements in both Law and Catholic Studies. Students typically enroll in the School of Law before applying for the Master of Arts degree in Catholic Studies.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law has established itself not only as an outstanding law school but also as an exceptional place to be a law student. The School of Law was ranked from number 1 to number 4 for the “Best Quality of Life for Students” by the Princeton Review for five straight years from 2004 to 2009.
Our unique mission of integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice is the foundation on which we build a community that emphasizes professional excellence and servant leadership.