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Thank you for your interest in University of St. Thomas Master's Programs.

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application, $35 application fee, and transcripts. These items are found in Steps 1-3 and can be completed by clicking the button(s) next to each step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Application Fee

Use our secure payment center to submit your application fee online. This button will take you directly to UST’s secure online payment form.



Unofficial transcripts can be used to reserve your seat; however, official, sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required to become admitted to University of St. Thomas. If you attended a college or university outside of the United States, please contact the Graduate Information Office for further details 800-956-8492.

Once your seat has been reserved, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or payment plan.

If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a payment plan, click the button for more information.


Personal Statement Essay

Essay of 250-300 words describing interest in the program, and how the program will contribute toward career goals.


Graduate Registration Form

You will receive this form from the Graduate Information Office upon being conditionally accepted into the program.


ONLY if your GPA is Below a 3.0: Request Official Test Scores

If your GPA is between 2.75 and 3.0, please request that your official score from either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) be sent to University of St. Thomas. If you have any questions about what you need to submit or want to learn where you can take the MAT or GRE, please contact the Graduate Information Office at (800) 956-8492.

Please note: Candidates who believe their GPA is below a 3.0 are recommended to submit unofficial transcripts of any coursework taken beyond their bachelor degree. This will provide a more accurate evaluation of the most recent 60 credit hours.


Service Record

Applicants for the Educational Leadership, Special Education Leadership, Educational Leadership for the Linguistically Diverse Learners, Reading, Professional School Counseling, Diagnostician, Bilingual Dual Language, and TESOL programs are required to submit a service record. The service record should state position held, and show the number of years as well as days employed. Applicants can obtain their record from the district where they are currently employed.

Please have all official records sent to: 
University of St. Thomas
School of Education and Human Services
Attn: Certification Officer
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Records can be sent electronically to: 
Ms. Jessica Hightower at