The University of St. Thomas (UST)

The University of St. Thomas (UST) is Houston's Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. For more than 70 years, we've been graduating students like you into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more – throughout Houston and across the globe.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers the University of St. Thomas embodies the principles of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, committed to the religious ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. 


With more than 35 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degrees focused on relevant career skills, you’re bound to find a program that will help you build your future in a field you love.


The Research Symposium promotes undergraduate and graduate research at the University of St. Thomas. Involvement in research teaches students respect for the precepts of honesty and professional ethics.


At Career and professional development services: we help you:

  • Explore career options
  • Identify a major that matches your skills and personality
  • Find job and internship opportunities
  • Communicate and network effectively (phone, email, online, face-to-face)
  • Fine-tune your resume and cover letter
  • Sharpen your interviewing skills
  • Articulate your skills and experience
  • Understand professional dress – what to wear, how to look and act
  • Connect with prospective employers

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The Office of Student Affairs is a general resource for any questions you have. Specifically, we help with:

  • ID cards
  • Extended absences
  • Meal plan appeals
  • Travel logistics (for academic or student club travel)

Housing services

  • Guinan Hall - 2 and 3 person rooms are offered. All have private bathrooms. 
  • Young Hall - For upperclassmen. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units are offered. 
  • Clare Hall - Open to females only. 2 and 3 person rooms are offered. 
  • Townhomes - Faith-based Living Learning Communities, separated by males and females

Library services

Doherty Library offers:

  • Endowed Collections
  • Gift Collections
  • Archives
  • Cardinal Beran Library

ICT services

  • Basic cable TV (access to 64 channels)
  • High-speed internet connection ports
  • Wi-Fi

Medical services

The mission of the University of St. Thomas Health Services is to provide high-quality, patient-centered health care that promotes the health and well-being of the entire St. Thomas community.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is located in Houston's Museum District and Innovation Corridor, a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities. We're just steps from downtown and the famed Texas Medical Center where many students perform prestigious internships. Read more about our mission and vision.

Sports facilities

The Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center is available to all UST students, faculty and staff.

Amenities include:

  • Gymnasium
  • Cardio and weight rooms
  • Racquetball courts
  • Fitness studio
  • Outdoor pool
  • Racquetball courts
  • Practice turf

Student clubs

  • Aquinas Honor Society
  • Biology (Beta Beta Beta: Tri-Beta)
  • Business (Beta Alpha Psi)
  • Catholic Studies (Alpha Tau Omicron Omega)
  • Catholic Studies (Delta Epsilon Sigma)
  • Communication (Lambda Pi Eta)
  • Continuing education (Alpha Sigma Lambda)
  • Criminology (Alpha Phi Sigma)
  • Drama/Theater (Alpha Psi Omega)
  • Education (Kappa Delta Pi)
  • English (Sigma Tau Delta)


The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 713-522-7911 for questions about the accreditation of the University of St. Thomas.

Houston, Texas, United States

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