Envision Your Future

Graduate Admissions

The admissions process is an evaluation that requires submission of an admissions application and official academic documents (and academic transcripts and test scores when appropriate). We encourage applicants to follow the steps below when submitting an application.

Application Process

Domestic Students

How to Apply
  • Complete a Graduate application
  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Request official college/university transcripts
  • Request official GRE/GMAT/MAT results, if required by the Graduate program of your choice
  • Be sure to follow the application deadline for your program of choice
  • Send letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose, etc., if applicable
  • Check STU Graduate webpage for graduate program requirements

International Applicants

Additional Documents

Applicants who have attended a university/college outside of the United States must present a course-by-course evaluation and official translation of their credentials completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or endorsed member by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

The University has a close working relationship with the below members:

Josef Silny and Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
http://www.jsilny.com/

World Education Services
1031 Ives Dairy Road #228
Miami, FL 33179
https://www.wes.org/

InCRED (International Credential Evaluations)
1200 Grand Blvd., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106 U.S.
https://www.incredevals.org/

English Proficiency

All graduate international applicants must demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Minimum official test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT® Test: 79
  • TOEFL cBT® Test: 213
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PTE: 50

TOEFL EXEMPTED COUNTRIES

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Canada: All Provinces, except Quebec
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Liberia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Exemption from submitting a TOEFL does not imply exemption from sitting for an additional Test of English Language Proficiency before registration if so required by the school or academic department.

In cases where there is more than one official language listed and English is one of the official languages, the decision has been made to require the TOEFL.

Financial Guarantee Form

As required by the United States Government before the issuing of any I-20s, students must submit a Financial Guarantee Form that includes proof of financial support. The Financial Guarantee Form should be supported by:

  • Bank Letter/Bank Statement for last 4 months
  • Scholarship Award
  • Submit copy of your passport information page

You may submit copies (scanned or faxed) but please note that the US Consulate in your country will require original financial information upon submission of your request to obtain a student visa. The information you submit to us will need to be the same as you submit to the Consulate office.

Transfer Eligibility Form
If an International Student is transferring from a U.S. institution and has been accepted to St. Thomas University, a Transfer Eligibility Form is required. The form must be completed by the admitted student and the PDSO or DSO from the transferring institution. Remember: in order to complete this form, you MUST be admitted to STU.

Special Student

Special Student is granted to candidates who wish to take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The Special Student (Non-Degree) Application must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions. The student is limited to 6 semester credits and are not eligible for financial aid and/or institutional scholarships. International students cannot apply for “Special Student” status.


Cost of Attendance

Your financial guarantee form must reflect that you have adequate financial support to meet the cost of attendance. Please refer to the annual estimated cost of graduate attendance.

Annual Estimate of Cost of Attendance
Graduate
2017-2018


Academic Year
Fall & Spring Semester
Total Cost
Fall/Spring/Summer
Tuition & Fees Full-Time (6 Credits) 12 Credits per Year
Education, Biology for STEM Educators, and Counseling programs $631 per credit $7,572
Communication, Science, and Business Programs $782 per Credit $9,384
Theology and Bioethics $537 per credit $6,444
On-Campus Clinic* $1,570

*International Student fee = $250.
** International students are billed the university health insurance rate at $1,570 per year.