Graduate Study

St. Mary’s University is pleased to offer a wide-range of graduate degrees at the master’s, doctoral and graduate certificate level. Graduate level courses at St. Mary’s are usually offered after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a traditional semester schedule.

The information presented on this page is intended for students who have already earned or in progress of completing a 4-year bachelor’s degree and seek to enroll at St. Mary’s as a graduate student.

For undergraduate admission, please see the Undergraduate Admission page. To view our law graduate programs, visit the School of Law website.

Experience St. Mary’s

The Office of Graduate Admission is logged on and ready to connect with prospective students virtually. We offer several options to fit everyone’s preferences and schedules.

Graduate Program Spotlight

Graduate Program Admission Requirements

All programs require an official degree-granting transcript. International applicants must send an international credential evaluation from a NACES member agency.  The GRE/GMAT is optional unless otherwise noted. Requirements are subject to change and additional materials may be required. Contact your program director or Graduate Admission for details.

Greehey School of Business
ProgramLetter(s) of RecommendationStatement of PurposeResume/CVGRE/GMATStart Term*
MBA for Professionals – Online2Any
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
ProgramLetter(s) of RecommendationStatement of PurposeResume/CVGRE/GMATStart Term*
Certificate Biblical Studies1Any
Certificate Community-based Assessment and EvaluationAny
Certificate Digital Communication
Certificate Dual Credit Teaching English, Literature and Language1Any
Certificate Dual Credit Teaching U.S. HistoryAny
Certificate Dual Credit Teaching in Psychology1Any
Certificate Public Communication, Public Policy, and Public LeadershipAny
Certificate Theology1Any
Certificate U.S. Public HistoryAny
Clinical Mental Health Counseling2Any
Communication Studies2Any
Counselor Education and Supervision (Doctoral)3Fall
English Literature and Language2Any
Industrial/Organizational PsychologyReference list requiredFall
International Relations – Security Policy2Any
International Relations – Sustainability Development and Conflict Transformation2Any
Public Administration2Any
Public HistoryAny
School of Science, Engineering and Technology
ProgramLetter(s) of RecommendationStatement of PurposeResume/CVGRE/GMATStart Term*
Certificate CybersecurityAny
Certificate Educational Computer GamingAny
Certificate Construction ManagementFall or Spring
Certificate Software Engineering – OnlineAny
Electrical and Computer Engineering2Any
Computer Information System2Any
Computer Science2Any
Industrial Engineering and Management2Any
Software Engineering – Online2Any

International Students Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum of 6.0 on IELTS for all graduate programs (except MBA: applicants require 6.5 on IELTS)
  • Minimum of 80 on TOEFL for all graduate programs (except MBA: applicants require 87 on TOEFL )
  • Minimum of 105 on Duolingo English Test

Fall term begins in August; Spring term begins in January; Summer term begins in late May or early June.

Students in the Graduate Center for Excellence

Graduate Center for Excellence

The Graduate Center for Excellence is a collaborative learning space designed exclusively for St. Mary’s masters and doctoral students to collaborate with classmates and students from other disciplines.

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It is free and easy to apply to St. Mary’s University using our online application. Use the button below to get started today.

Students visiting campus

Graduate studies students
Employers visit campus to recruit
Greehey Business School students attending a lecture

Contact Us

The Office of Admission – Graduate Studies
Chaminade Tower
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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