Graduate Admissions

Program Requirements

Committed to providing workforce talent to current and emerging industries, St. Thomas University takes great pride in developing and designing programs that meet industry demands. In addition to being flexible, affordable and nationally ranked, STU offers an engaging learning experience and hands-on environment that connects students to ideas and real-world experience. We prepare our graduates to be leaders in the public sector, private sector, in research and in teaching. With numerous Graduate Programs to choose from, St. Thomas University offers everything you need to excel in your current career or begin a new one.

Admission Requirements by Program

Graduate students are considered full-time when enrolled in 6 credit hours in a 16-week semester. The estimated time of completion provided is based on the average time students in the program take to complete the required coursework. The estimated total credit hours may be less depending on eligible transfer credits. The information below is for the university’s traditional graduate programs. For information on the programs offered by St. Thomas University’s Online College, please visit the college webpage.

Biscayne College

Program Minimum GPA GRE/GMAT Total Number of Credits Estimated Time of Completion Estimated Total Cost
MA in Criminal Justice 2.75 Not Required 36 24 months $28,800
MA in Ethical Leadership 2.75 Not Required  36 24 months $18,800
MS in Educational Leadership 2.75 Not Required  36 24 months $18,800
MS in Elementary Education 2.75 Not Required  36 24 months $18,800
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ethical Leadership 3.0 Not Required 60 24 months $42,000

 

Recommendation if student does not meet minimum GPA: Complete the Graduate Writing Assessment (GWA).

 


Gus Machado School of Business

Program Minimum GPA GRE/GMAT/MAT  Total Number of Credits Estimated Time of Completion Estimated Total Cost
MBA (all specializations) 2.75 Not Required 36 15 months $28,800
Master of Accounting 2.75 Not Required 30 12 months $24,000
Master of International Business 2.75 Not Required 30 12 months $24,000
Master of Science in Cyber Security 2.75 Not Required 30 12 months $24,000
MS in Sports Administration 2.75 Not Required 30 12 months $24,000
Doctor of Business Administration (all specializations) 3.0 GRE or GMAT 60 36 months $61,500

 

Recommendation if student does not meet minimum GPA: Complete the Graduate Writing Assessment (GWA).
**Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience

 


School of Leadership, Education and Communication

Program Minimum GPA GRE/GMAT GWA
(Graduate Writing Assessment)
Interview
MA in Communication Arts 3.0 Not Required GWA if GPA is <3.0
MS Educational Leadership 3.0 Not Required
MS Elementary Education 3.0 Not Required
MS Instructional Technology 3.0 Not Required
MS in Reading 3.0 Not Required
MS in Special Education 3.0 Not Required
MS in TESOL 3.0 Not Required
Master in Executive Leadership 3.0 Not Required
Ed.D in Leadership & Innovation 3.0 Not Required

 

Recommendation if student does not meet minimum GPA requirements: ALL graduate applicants with an undergraduate GPA that is less than 3.0 will be required to submit an essay explaining why and how they have progressed professionally since receiving their undergraduate degree.

 


School of Science, Technology and Health

Program Minimum GPA GRE/GMAT Total Number of Credits Estimated Time of Completion Estimated Total Cost
MS in Cell and Molecular Biology 3.0 Not Required 30 24 months $24,000
MS in Bioethics 2.75 Not Required 30 24 months $24,000
MS in Nursing 3.0 Not Required 46 24 months $29,900
MS Big Data Analytics 3.0 Not Required 30 24 months $24,000
MS in Biology for STEM Educators 3.0 Not Required 30  24 months $24,000
MS in Medical Science 3.0 MCAT 42  12 months $33,600

 

 


School of Theology and Ministry*

Program Minimum GPA Writing Sample or Statement Resume GRE/GMAT/MAT Interview
Master of Divinity 3.0 Writing Sample GRE or MAT
MA in Pastoral Ministries 3.0 Writing Sample GRE or MAT
PhD in Practical Theology Master’s degree in Theology or completion of 15 graduate Theology credits Stmt. of Purpose & Theology Writing Sample Not Required

*Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Recommendation if student does not meet minimum GPA requirements (M.Div & Pastoral Ministries): Completion of interview with Program Coordinator

 


Please note: These conditions are subject to change. Please check with the appropriate college to confirm admission requirements.

Letters of Recommendation (Letter of Recommendation Form), Resume, Professional Goals statement, and/or Writing Sample may apply. Check with your program of choice.