Graduate Study Admission: Undergraduate Degree Requirement

Date Implemented: September 01, 2003
Date Revised: May 17, 2012

In order to be admitted as a degree-seeking student to a graduate program a student must have been awarded a baccalaureate degree from an United States institution that is accredited by one of the regional accrediting organizations (e.g. Higher Learning Commission). Students with degrees from institutions outside the United States must comply with University of St. Thomas policies on international admissions.

In exceptional circumstances the Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer may be petitioned by the dean for a waiver of this requirement. Copies of approved waivers must be on file prior to the student taking any academic course work.  Copies of waivers are to be retained in the student’s permanent file, the Dean’s Office, and the Office of Academic Affairs.


Important Note: In the absence of a more stringent policy at the school or college level the University Graduate Academic Policies apply. Should a graduate program not have a specific policy or should there be omissions or gaps in the policy for a specific graduate school program, the University Graduate Policy shall govern.

The Graduate Academic Policies are the responsibility of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Convener. For additions or revisions contact