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Experience the Power of St. Thomas With Select Graduate Programs Now 100% Online.

The University of St. Thomas has been dedicated to leadership, academic excellence and strong values since 1885. Ranked a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, St. Thomas has over 10,000 students across 3 beautiful campuses in Minnesota – making it the state’s largest private university – as well as a campus in Rome, Italy.

Get the Best Seat in Class. Right From Your Computer.

With 100% online learning, available for select programs, students engage in instructor-led videos, discussion boards, interactive simulations and more. Courses are highly collaborative, and designed to ensure each student reaps all the rewards of a traditional classroom while studying at their convenience.

Save Time. Save Money. Start Soon!

Online learning eliminates lengthy, costly commutes. Classes start every 8 weeks, and students can begin courses while their full application is being processed. Financial aid through employer reimbursement, grants, scholarships, loans and federal aid can help, and St. Thomas also offers special military tuition pricing.

Law Enforcement: Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership 

St. Thomas has been partnering with public safety and law enforcement organizations for nearly 50 years to create innovative programs, including the only graduate program online that combines these two disciplines. The curriculum helps students think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good – and their own career. Graduates work within the FBI, Marshals Service, Customs, State/Local Police, Firefighting/Rescue, the Military and more. Two programs available online:

  • Master of Arts in Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership
  • For - Credit Graduate Certificate in Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership

Teaching: Graduate Credentials in Autism Spectrum Disorders

St. Thomas has been training teachers in the field of special education for 40 years. The university’s graduate credentials in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to positively impact pre-school, elementary, teen and young adult learners with ASD in both classroom and community settings. Learn evidence-based best practices to help these students make meaningful connections with the people and world around them, so they can be as independent and successful as possible. Four different ASD training programs are available online:

  • Master of Arts in Special Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorders License
  • Master of Arts in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Non-License)
  • Special Education Teacher License in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • For-Credit Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

St. Thomas is the only university to offer an ASD special education master’s degree, license and special education certificate online, plus the option to obtain an initial special education teaching license.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their educational objectives. There are many ways to pay for your UST master’s degree, including employer reimbursement, grants, scholarships, loans and federal financial aid.

Apply for Government-Backed Assistance

Financial aid can come from a variety of sources, including federal loans and grants, and state loans, grants and scholarships. The Financial Aid office will use the information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for federal student aid.




The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to apply for federal student loans. Federal student aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 14 million postsecondary students with over $150 billion a year in assistance. Take advantage of this opportunity by completing the FAFSA today!!