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. Here’s an Enrollment Checklist to make sure you’re on track with your application!

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Application Process

Required Documents

International Applicants

Find information on International Admissions requirements here.

Special(Non-Degree Seeking) 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.


Tuition and Admission Requirements

Send Transcripts

Official transcripts and all other documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to

Tuition Payments and Payment Plans

The university’s Business Office can assist students with their financial account and payment plan options. Find more information on the Business Office’s services here.

Graduate Admission FAQs

Is there a fee for the admissions application? No, the application is free.

How long will it take for me to receive an admission decision? If you uploaded your unofficial transcripts with your application, you can receive an admission decision.

Will I be a full-time graduate student at STU? Yes, as long as you enroll for at least 6 credits in a 16-week semester or 3 credits in an 8-week term.

How long are graduate courses at STU? Most of the online and blended programs are offered in 8-week terms and the traditional on-campus programs in 16-week semesters.

Do I need to submit a new application if I want to change the academic program or start term? No, just contact a graduate admission advisor and they can quickly assist you with any changes.

If I want to visit campus, do I need to make an appointment? No, walk in visits are always welcomed but in order to maximize your experience, an appointment is recommended. By scheduling a campus visit in advance, the Admissions team can personalize your tour, review your admission file, and schedule a meeting with the program director.

Is financial aid available to graduate students? Yes, you may be eligible for federal student aid. Please complete the FAFSA and once approved, the STU Financial Aid team will process your awards. In addition, STU offers convenient payment plan options.

How do enroll in courses? Once you are admitted, your academic advisor will send you a preliminary course schedule typically within a week of you receiving your admission.
If you do not see an answer to your question above, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team. We are here to help you throughout the whole process.