School of Theology & Ministry


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 Religious Studies

Grounded in the rich legacy of the Catholic heritage of faith and reason, the focus of the Religious Studies program at St. Thomas University is one of a global theology. It explores the implications, both practical and pastoral, of faith’s search for understanding. The program respects the religious diversity of our student body and reflects our position that religious understanding is fundamental to peace and justice in the world with its rich array of religions and religious practices.

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Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries

Begun in 1980, the 36-credit hour MAPM degree prepares adult learners for the challenges of serving in increasingly complex and varied ministerial contexts, with hundreds of graduates taking up positions across the country. We have offered innovative formats for classes (hybrid, weekend, and teleconferencing options) to cater to the lives of working adults. Students are prepared for a variety of ministries within the church, as well as for further graduate studies.

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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