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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Dr. Jeremy L. Moreland Selected as STU’s New Provost

January 8, 2019 Dr. Jeremy L. Moreland has been selected as St. Thomas University’s (STU) new provost and chief academic officer. Formerly provost and chief academic officer for University of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Moreland recently accepted the appointment and will be joining STU this month, leading the Catholic institution into a new year of student-driven success and academic accomplishments. Read More
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STU to Launch South Florida’s First Master of Science in Medical Sciences Degree Program for Aspiring Medical Professionals

December 20, 2018 Beginning in Fall 2019, St. Thomas University (STU) will introduce South Florida’s first and only Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) degree program. STU’s MSMS will be presented in partnership with Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) through Tiber Health Innovation and will be taught by PHSU’s medical school faculty and STU’s science faculty. Read More
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St. Thomas Law wins National ABA Labor Law Trial Competition, Two Years in a Row

January 29, 2019 For the second year in a row, St. Thomas University School of Law’s trial team was crowned the 2019 ABA Labor and Employment Law National Trial Competition champions. The annual national competition was held from January 26-27 in New Orleans, La., and featured six law schools from around the country – William & Mary, UCLA, Washington University, Brooklyn Law, SMU School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law; all champions in their own regions. St. Thomas Law’s team was represented by students Stephanie Roman, Yunis Curbelo, Carolina Del Campo, and Jennifer Francisco. 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