The University of St. Thomas is a comprehensive university that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world.
As Minnesota’s largest private university, with approx. 10,000 students from 50 states and 63 countries, St. Thomas has metropolitan campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rome. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts, and 60 graduate degree programs, including engineering, business and law. Broad offerings are paired with a low student-faculty ratio of 14 to one, allowing each student to enjoy personal attention from professors and opportunities to collaborate in student-faculty research. In addition, faculty, not teaching assistants, teaches one hundred percent of classes.
The university’s partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and its 105,000 alumni connect students to internships – completed by nearly two-thirds of undergraduates. Ninety-five percent of students are employed or enrolled in graduate schools within nine months of graduation.
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, students are taught to think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. Students contribute nearly 45,000 hours to nonprofits, and more than half of undergraduate students study abroad, expanding their perspectives inside and outside the classroom.
Our Graduate Programs in Software, founded in 1985, is one of the largest, most-established, and ethnically diverse programs in the United States. We have over 3,000 alumni from 39 states and 14 countries. Located in the School of Engineering on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus, we offer four master’s degrees and six graduate certificate programs as well as on-going professional development to help you stay informed and up-to-date in this exciting, ever-changing field.
Consistent with the mission of the University of St. Thomas, GPS is committed to provide a high-quality graduate education that integrates software technologies into workplace solutions. The program has a balanced emphasis on both theoretical concepts and practical applications of a wide variety of software technologies.
GPS's mission includes providing opportunities for lifelong learning, such as advanced graduate education and continuing education offerings, on current and future software technologies. GPS is committed to provide a high-quality graduate education that expands, strengthens, and converts technical expertise, knowledge, understanding, skill and insights about state-of-the-art software, business, information systems, and information technology into workplace solutions. The program educates students with a balanced emphasis on theoretical concepts and practical applications of these technologies. This graduate program is structured to build on the experiences of the professional. This program strives to enrich the lives of the student and their community, enhances the economic health of the global economic environment, and supports the overall mission of the University of St. Thomas.