St. Mary's University

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Intellectual growth, professional preparedness
An advanced degree from St. Mary’s University signifies
that you have further depth, greater intensity, and stronger skills in your profession.

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San Antonio: A Major Player in Business
• Named one of America’s Coolest Cities (Forbes)
• Only city in Texas named a Globally Fluent Metro Area (Brookings Institute)
• The Nation’s Fourth-Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Area (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Second in the nation for stealing financial jobs from New York City (Forbes)
• Top 10 list of the Best Cities for Job Seekers (NerdWallet)
• Ranked #3 in America’s New Tech Hot Spots (Forbes)
• Ranked #2 nationally in job gains in the financial services industry (Forbes)
• Top 10 Cities for Job Growth (Forbes)


Business Administration
• Greehey MBA for Values-Driven Leaders
• Greehey MBA in Professional Accountancy

Computer Science & Engineering
• Computer Engineering (MS)
• Computer Information Systems (MS)
• Computer Science (MS)
• Cybersecurity (Certificate)
• Cybersecurity (MS)
• Education Computer Gaming (Certificate)
• Electrical Engineering (MS)
• Engineering Systems Management (MS)
• Industrial Engineering (MS)
• Software Engineering (Certificate)
• Software Engineering (MS)*


• Communication Studies (MA)
• Public Communication, Public Policy, and Public Leadership (Certificate)

• Catholic School Leadership (MA)
• Education (MA)
• Educational Leadership (MA)

• English Literature and Language (MA)

International Relations
• Conflict Transformation (Certificate)*
• International Relations (MA)**

• Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)
• Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MS)

Public Administration
• Public Administration (MPA)
• Public Communication, Public Policy, and Public Leadership (Certificate)

• Theology (MA)

Joint Master’s Programs with the School of Law
• Business Administration (MBA/JD)
• Communication Studies (MA/JD)
• Computer Science (MS/JD)
• English Literature and Language (MA/JD)
• Industrial Engineering (MS/JD)
• International Relations (MA/JD)
• Public Administration (MPA/JD)
• Theology (MA/JD)

*   Online
** On campus and online

St. Mary’s graduate programs offer you:
Intellectual rigor is a hallmark of our programs, requiring students to analyze, explore, question, reconsider, and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills so they can contribute to a profession or field of scholarship.

With a mission of educating leaders for
the common good, our programs are grounded in the Catholic Marianist approach, which educates in the family spirit for formation in faith, for adaptation and change, and for service, justice, and peace.

Our programs include components that allow students to apply their knowledge
in the professional community, which can open employment doors to San Antonio’s businesses and organizations.

Having gained both mastery and perspective from their studies, our graduates go on to not only shine in but also contribute to their professions and their communities.

St. Mary’s University is a nationally recognized master’s-level school that has been ranked among the top colleges in the West for best value and academic reputation by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary’s, the first Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest, stands out as a friendly and welcoming campus—and it always has, ever since the Society of Mary founded the University more than 160 years ago. 

The University delivers a high-quality education that is distinctly rooted in community values and gives students a gateway to success in pursuing both their careers and the common good. The St. Mary’s curriculum emphasizes using one’s knowledge to make a difference. With values anchored in respect, honesty, listening, and working toward mutually beneficial ends, our collaborative community prepares St. Mary’s graduates to lead their organizations with integrity and compassion.

At the graduate level, we seek students who have a desire for a rigorous intellectual experience, a zeal for the search for knowledge and truth, and a commitment to leadership and service. While the admission requirements differ slightly for each program, in general they include a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university, scores from the appropriate graduate aptitude test (GRE, GMAT, or MAT), official transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Specific application instructions and detailed descriptions of each program can be found at our website.

With an average temperature of 68 degrees, San Antonio, the seventh-largest city in the United States, is consistently warm and an ideal location for outdoor recreation. Students will find professional sports, numerous art museums and galleries, concert venues, theater and dance groups, amusement parks, and malls and outlets. Come for a visit. Stay to pursue your advanced degree.



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18 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Communication Studies                
Community Counseling                
Computer Science                
Counseling & Therapy                
Educational Leadership                
Electrical Engineering                
General MBA                
Industrial Engineering                
International Relations              
MBA/JD Programs                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Organizational Psychology                
Public Admin                
Software Engineering                
Systems Engineering                


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Student Body

1,475 students

993 full-time

482 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? None


Admissions Office
P: 210-436-3101