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Welcome to the Murray Institute

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 combined with 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 over 700 Archdiocesan educators over the past twenty-eight years. 

The Murray Institute is now funding Traditional Cohorts for students in the same graduate program, Mixed Cohorts bringing together students in different graduate programs, and Non-Degree Seeking Students who wish to enroll in University of St. Thomas graduate courses not within a specific degree program.