at the University of St. Thomas

500X330_StudyTheology_IntroAre you interested in studying Theology at the University of St. Thomas?

The University offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.

The Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas boasts an active faculty that is prolific in research and publishing and has a strong commitment to service. As an essential component of the core curriculum, Theology reinforces the Catholic Identity of the University. The discipline of Theology is indispensable for maintaining both the synthesis of knowledge and the dialogue of faith and reason that are the hallmarks of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

The Theology program focuses on the following components:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Systematic Theology
  • Moral Theology

learn more about the Theology (B.A.)

La Palabra de Dios dice en Proverbios 4, 5: “Adquiere la sabiduría, adquiere la inteligencia…” Con este lema bíblico identificamos la Maestría de Artes en Teología Pastoral (MATP) cuya función primordial es que el estudio ayude a vivir mejor el llamado a la santidad (relación con Dios), servir en la construcción del Reino en la Iglesia y la sociedad (relación con el prójimo) y ayude a la persona a nutrir y enriquecer su fe personal (relación consigo mismo).

¿Tienes una licenciatura universitaria, bachelors o carrera profesional en cualquier ramo sea de tu país o de Estados Unidos? Tu calificas para esta maestría. La University of St Thomas es una de las primeras universidades católicas en ofrecer esta maestría 100% online y en español. Puedes terminar este posgrado de manera presencial o a distancia desde la comodidad de tu casa, a un precio muy accesible, todos los profesores con nivel doctorado y en un corto tiempo (1 un año y medio) puedes terminar el plan de estudios de 12 clases.

El mundo hoy necesita de laicos encendidos en el amor a Cristo preparados a nivel teológico y académico, dispuestos a servir en una sociedad multicultural y diversa.

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The University of St. Thomas offers a dual philosophy and theology program that has students studying at the renowned Center for Thomistic Studies while graduating with a background in both theology and philosophy.

Learn more about the Master of Arts In Philosophy and Theology

The University of St. Thomas offers a 5-year theology program where you obtain both your undergraduate and postgraduate degree. This program allows you to study in graduate seminars and will prepare you to graduate ready for further studies or to begin working as a Catholic educator.

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The Master of Arts in Theology at the University of St. Thomas studies include the study of Catholic doctrine, Church Fathers, St. Thomas Vatican II and Pope Benedict. The program prepares graduates to work as a teacher, catechist, minister or DRE.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Theology

Are you ready to be a witness to the whole truth about God and the human person? Are you eager to meet the challenges of life today in the Church and in society through a strong faith and bold use of reason? Follow the path of Saint John Paul II! If you are a faith formation director, Catholic educator or professional seeking to integrate faith and reason, the University of St. Thomas Master of Arts in John Paul II Studies is the program for you.

The Saint John Paul II Institute offers a unique program, the only one of its kind. You’ll take part in a comprehensive study of the thought of John Paul II, including all of his 14 encyclicals.

This online program is flexible for busy professionals, and it includes a capstone course with travel to Poland.

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The Certificate (a non-degree program) is designed to help develop the academic and pastoral skills necessary for ordination

as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church and for other ecclesial and lay ministries.

Admissions Requirements

Consult the degree program for clarification of specific requirements:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Transcript from accredited secondary school or GED. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities

attended. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to the School of Theology from the issuing institution.

  1. Approval of sponsoring agency, if applicable.
  2. Students whose first language is not English may be required to hold a passing score on the TOEFL.
  3. Credentials submitted in support of an application become the property of the School of Theology and cannot be returned to students or interested parties.

For more information on the Certificate in Pastoral Studies, please contact or 713-686-4345, ext. 231.

St. Mary’s Seminary offers a Pre-Theology Program in conjunction with the University of St. Thomas.

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Prepares you for ordination into the permanent diaconate in addition to parish opportunities in areas such as religious education and youth and social ministry. From 2013-2017, 100% of graduates were ordained to the permanent diaconate.

If you wish to attend or audit classes for personal enrichment and to learn about theology, we welcome you.

learn more about the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program 

Prepares you for lay ministry in the Catholic Church or pastoral leadership in other Christian denominations. After completing work in the major theological disciplines, students average a GPA of about 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

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Prepares you for the permanent diaconate in dioceses throughout the state of Texas.

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The University of St. Thomas School of Theology is dedicated to providing outstanding theological education in the Roman Catholic tradition to develop the intellectual, spiritual and pastoral skills necessary for ordained and lay ecclesial ministry.

Located on the beautiful, wooded campus of St. Mary’s Seminary, the School of Theology features a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) program.

learn more about the Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.)

Prepares you for ordination into the Roman Catholic priesthood and ministerial leadership in the Church.

From 2013-2017:

  • 100% were ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood.
  • 90% ranked very good in the core theological disciplines
  • 10% ranked excellent in at least 3 of the 5 major areas

learn more about the Master of Divinity (Ordination)