About the School of Theology and Ministry
St. Thomas University’s School of Theology and Ministry is anchored in the Catholic Tradition. Within that tradition, and in the context of ecumenical and inter religious dialogue, the School is committed to serious academic inquiry and to methods of practical theology. It provides students with solid theological training and prepares them to engage in the experiential reflection, transformative action and servant leadership required for the flourishing of the Church and humanity.
The School of Theology and Ministry has pioneered innovative formats for classes (hybrid, weekend, and teleconferencing options) to cater to the lives of working adults. Theology and Ministry students are diverse in age, professional backgrounds, ethnicity, country of origin and religious heritage. At the same time, they have a common desire to grow personally and to serve their various faith communities as leaders. Students are prepared for a variety of ministries within the church, as well as for further graduate studies.
Hallmarks of the School of Theology and Ministry
- Diversity: life and learning are enriched by the religious and ethnic diversity that characterizes our learning community.
- Location: we are in Miami, the crossroads of the western hemisphere, with all the cultural opportunities and diversity an international city has to offer.
- Academic Excellence: our programs combine solid theological content and practical experiential learning.
- Flexibility: we offer a variety of schedules and delivery systems that make our programs accessible.
- Small Classes: our classes are taught by faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, where you are encouraged to participate.
- Individual Attention: we offer personalized advising and mentoring to help you succeed.
Accreditation and Affiliations
In June 2012, The School of Theology and Ministry was granted associate status by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. This status was granted as part of the process of full ATS accreditation for all of our graduate programs. Every effort is being made to expedite this process and achieve full accreditation.
AGPIM and HSP
The School of Theology and Ministry is a founding member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM). The School is a sponsoring member of the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP), an ecumenical summer program in theology and religion for graduate students. Hispanic, as well as non-Hispanic students in the School of Theology and Ministry are encouraged to apply and take advantage of the scholarship and many other opportunities offered through HSP. More information is available here here.