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Welcome to the St. Thomas MSA

Congratulations again on your admission to the Master of Science in Accountancy program.

As a busy professional, we realize that it is very important for new students to start off as informed and empowered as possible. You’ll find everything you need to get started on this exciting new phase of your education within these pages.

The Admissions Office and our team have compiled the following next steps to ensure that your transition is as smooth and fruitful as possible. Get started in four simple steps:

Step 1 - Complete the intent to enroll form

Completion of this form initiates the activation of your student account. The intent to enroll form can be accessed by logging in to your completed application.

Your program advisor will contact you by email with your student account information once the intent to enroll form has been processed.

Step 2 - Set up student accounts

Activate your University of St. Thomas email account

Your email account serves as the primary way for faculty, programs staff and fellow students to communicate with you. It is your responsibility to activate and use it. Use your 9-digit St. Thomas ID number to activate your account.

To access your email:

  • Click on "Tools" located on the top right corner
  • Click on "Email"

The Outlook WebApp allows members of the St. Thomas community with an email account to access their mail from any location with an internet connected web browser. OWA is the most common way St. Thomas students access their email on or off campus.

Many students prefer to forward their St. Thomas email to a different email account that they check on a regular basis. In the Outlook WebApp FAQ, you will find the detailed step-by-step instructions on how to auto-forward emails from your St. Thomas account to another email account.

Activate your Murphy Online account

The Murphy Online system provides access to a variety of information. Use it to access your eBill account (view bill and make payments), forms, personal information, financial aid, grades and unofficial transcripts.

Instructions on how to log on to Murphy Online:

  • Go to the St. Thomas website
  • Click on "Tools" located on the top right corner
  • Click on "Murphy Online"
  • Click "Login to the Murphy Online secured area"
  • Enter your St. Thomas username and password

Now you can log on to Murphy Online to view and manage your eBill and access the two required health forms under the Student Services tab.

Step 3 - Complete required forms

Student Payment Agreement

Choose a tuition payment option with the Business Office - click on "For Students" to read about the 2 payments options. This form must be filled out before you can be registered for your second semester. The Student Payment Agreement and Disclosure Statement is a legal document required for all students to attend classes at St. Thomas. Extended and End of Term payment options are offered. The End of Term Plan (employers must pay at least 50% of tuition) must be downloaded and faxed to the Business Office at (651) 962-6630 for verification.   

The Extended Plan Student Payment Agreement form can be found and submitted electronically through Murphy Online:

  • Go to the St. Thomas website
  • Open up "Tools" at the top of the page
  • Go into "Murphy Online"
  • Click "Login to the Murphy Online secured area" and sign in
  • Go to "Student Services" tab
  • Click on "Student Account"
  • Choose "Payment Agreement Plan"

Step 4 - Visit the Blackboard community site

Blackboard Learning Management System

Students should visit this site to review key information and details that are program-specific and to complete a variety of preliminary assessments and coursework. Please invest time to review all information supplied on this site. This online participation will help you become familiar with the technology that will impact your experience as a student in the program.

An overview of Blackboard is provided for you on the ITS website
Logging into Blackboard:

  • Go to the St. Thomas website
  • Click on “Tools” located on the top right corner
  • Click on “Blackboard (MY UST)”
  • Enter your username and password
  • Click “Login” - You will land on the MY UST homepage (this is where your courses will show up once you are registered)
  • To get to the community site, click on the "Community" tab across the top
  • Click on the "MS Degree in Accountancy (MSA)"