School of Leadership, Education & Communication


St. Thomas University strives to be the premier Catholic University of the Southeast. Our student-centered, small-school environment, combined with our ethical and values-based curriculum, delivers a quality and balanced education.


- Dr. Luis C. Fernandez-Torres | Dean of Undergraduate Programs

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Featured Program: Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication & Media Studies provides students with a foundation within the communication discipline with basic principles for research, media writing, strategic planning, creativity, and critical thinking as it relates to fast-paced media industries. At the same time, students are provided the tools necessary to explore topics of interest, how to effectively communicate in a variety of situations, and to gain real-world experience which will make them competitive in the job market upon graduation.

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Master of Science in Educational Leadership

This program is primarily designed to help working professionals develop leadership skills that will lead to leadership positions within the schools (i.e., principal, assistant principal). The MS in Educational Leadership consists of coursework and experiences designed to develop entry-level competencies for principals. The program allows an individual student to design the best program of study to meet individual professional goals.

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Liza Smoker Named Presidential Leadership Scholar

June 21, 2019 Liza Smoker, managing director of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University, was selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program’s fifth annual class. Read More
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STU Receives $3 Million Unrestricted Gift from the Frank E. Murphy Foundation

June 7, 2019 St. Thomas University is pleased to announce a $3 million unrestricted gift from the Frank E. Murphy Foundation to be used to further new initiatives at St. Thomas University. Read More
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STU Awarded Federal Grant for Nursing Program

June 21, 2019 St. Thomas University is pleased to announce that it received a significant grant for its School of Nursing. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University $331,139 under its Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Read More

St. Thomas University Events

Tue 12
Archdiocese of Miami Administrators MeetingTuesday, March 12 - 9 am
Wed 13
Bookkeepers MeetingWednesday, March 13 - 10 am
Fri 15
Clergy Day of Recollection Friday, March 15 - 10 am
Sat 16
Art Show CaseSaturday, March 16 - 6 pm