St. Mary's University

Introduction

Who We Are

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through the community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.

Founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, St. Mary's is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. Personal attention and powerful academic programs have made St. Mary’s a nationally recognized liberal arts institution.

The University provides a Catholic education experience that evokes academic excellence while integrating liberal studies, professional preparation, and ethical commitment. St. Mary’s full-time faculty members, 94 percent of whom hold doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields, are committed to student success in and out of the classroom. St. Mary’s offers 75 programs, including two doctoral and two law programs. With a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds, the student/faculty ratio of 12-to-1 permits small classes and promotes active learning.

St. Mary's University delivers a high-quality education with a curriculum that emphasizes using one's knowledge to make a difference. With values rooted 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.”

Innovative Programs, Exceptional Outcomes

- Named among the nation's "Best Business Schools" by Princeton Review for an MBA and a "Top Graduate School" with a ranking of #25 in the nation for video game design. - Ranked #21 for regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report. - Recognized as one of "America's Top College" for return on investment by Forbes. - Ranked #20 in the nation for master's universities that contribute to the public good by Washington Monthly.

Specialized Accreditation

- Greehey MBA: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - Counseling & Human Services: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) - Education: Texas State Board for Educator Certification - Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master in Catholic School Leadership

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership at St. Mary’s University combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in Catholic education. [+]

The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership at St. Mary’s University combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in Catholic education. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided. The Catholic track also provides a special series of studies for preparing teachers for their role in Catholic schools. The Catholic School Leadership Program meets the state of Texas standards.

Career opportunities. Graduates are prepared for administrative positions within a Catholic School system, such as dean of studies, dean of students, department chair, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent, consistent with their preferences and experience.... [-]


Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 semester hour non-thesis program. [+]

The Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 semester hour non-thesis program.

Mission

Through excellence in education, the mission of the Department of Counseling and Human Services is to prepare graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree to work as professional counselors who are able to integrate Marianist values related to promoting justice, peace, and human dignity as they serve in an increasingly pluralistic, changing, and global society.

Overview

In summer 2009, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program replaced the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling degree programs.... [-]


Master in Communication Studies

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

In a world in which communication is central to human endeavor, the Master of Arts in Communication Studies program connects students to great opportunities. Our graduates, who earn the Master’s Degree in Communication, enjoy success in a range of communication professions and fields, from digital media production to public relations to organizational development to communication theory. [+]

In a world in which communication is central to human endeavor, the Master of Arts in Communication Studies program connects students to great opportunities. Our graduates, who earn the Master’s Degree in Communication, enjoy success in a range of communication professions and fields, from digital media production to public relations to organizational development to communication theory.

The curriculum extends from strengthening written and oral mastery to laying the foundation for advanced work in communication research. The program encourages the student to select classes to support one’s own interests. The program is committed to the development of leadership, and to the university’s position of national leadership in promoting an ethic of service to community and country, fostering scientific and humanistic research, and advancing social mobility.... [-]


Master in Education

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Education is a 36-hour, non-thesis program with 18 hours in Education and 18 hours in a teaching specialization. Teaching Field Concentrations are available in Computer Science, English Literature and Language, Political Science and International Relations. [+]

The Master of Arts in Education is a 36-hour, non-thesis program with 18 hours in Education and 18 hours in a teaching specialization. Teaching Field Concentrations are available in Computer Science, English Literature and Language, Political Science and International Relations.

Recent graduate of St. Mary'sThe Education masters program is designed for educators who seek a hands-on, interactive, professional growth experience that emphasizes real-world application of current theory and best practices. Special emphasis is placed on expanding and enriching content knowledge, enhancing classroom instruction, and serving the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. This program brings people with multifaceted and, at times, conflicting perspectives together in a richer and more complex search for what is reliable, worthwhile, and true. When such people come together, we are able to achieve one of the highest purposes of education – a community that respects every individual within it.... [-]


Master in Educational Leadership

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in the public and private school systems. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided. [+]

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in the public and private school systems. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided.

The Educational Leadership masters program at St. Mary’s University is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for educators aspiring to become team leaders, mentor teachers, department chairs, instructional coordinators or administrators. This program provides an excellent route for first- and second-year teachers to develop professional expertise and fulfill continuing professional education (CPE) hours while being part of a community of educators dedicated to professional excellence. If you are interested in being part of a special program which emphasizes community, service, and quality, then please contact us. We would love to hear from you!... [-]


Master in English Literature and Language

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The program leading to the Masters of Arts in English Literature and Language is highly flexible and serves a variety of professional and intellectual goals. Students develop literature and language ability and, in addition, may choose a subfield specialty. [+]

The program leading to the Masters of Arts in English Literature and Language is highly flexible and serves a variety of professional and intellectual goals. Students develop literature and language ability and, in addition, may choose a subfield specialty. The program is committed to the importance of reading with sensitivity and understanding and of writing clearly and concisely.

The Literature component offers a comprehensive view of the literary wealth of the English and American traditions within a global critical perspective, introducing students to international literature and current literary criticism. The Language component provides a grounding in the fields of rhetoric, composition, and pedagogy, covering theory as well as application particularly useful for teachers and writers. The subfield component is designed to diversify the student’s areas of concentration by developing a background which may include Speech, Communication Studies or Reading.... [-]


Master in International Relations

Online Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts International Relations program serves as an information repository for international relations events and their implications in today’s world. Integrating the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, international law, sociology, and geography, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with the interdisciplinary education necessary for better understanding the complicated nature of global issues and events. [+]

The Master of Arts International Relations program serves as an information repository for international relations events and their implications in today’s world. Integrating the disciplines of political science, history, anthropology, international law, sociology, and geography, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with the interdisciplinary education necessary for better understanding the complicated nature of global issues and events.

St. Mary’s offers two graduate program options: on-campus and online.

The on-campus program offers a Master of Arts degree in International Relations concentration options in Security Policy, International Development Studies, and International Conflict Resolution. The online program offers a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with a concentration in Security Policy.... [-]


Master in Theology

Online Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Masters of Arts in Theology at St. Mary’s is academically rigorous. It instructs students in the careful reading of theological texts and church documents, the importance of historical and philosophical influences on textual interpretation, and the use of essential research tools. [+]

Since 1959, the Theology Department at St. Mary’s University has prepared lay men and women as well as members of religious communities to serve the Catholic Church in the Southwest. Since that time, our students have gone on to teach in Catholic parochial and high schools, to work in parish and diocesan administrative positions, and to serve as catechetical leaders. Others have gone on to pursue doctoral work and then teach in colleges and universities. No matter their interest, for more than 50 years students have encountered a program dedicated to the traditional Marianist values of the importance of theological education, servant leadership, and of Christian church communities living and growing in a family spirit.... [-]


MSc

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program focuses on the fundamental design principles of digital computers. This degree prepares students for highly technical positions in fields such as computer networking, communications systems, integrated systems, fiber optics, microprocessors, robotics, software design, embedded systems, computer architectures, digital systems design, and electronics. [+]

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program focuses on the fundamental design principles of digital computers. This degree prepares students for highly technical positions in fields such as computer networking, communications systems, integrated systems, fiber optics, microprocessors, robotics, software design, embedded systems, computer architectures, digital systems design, and electronics.

Degree Options

Students can select from either a thesis or project options, with specific requirements for each. Topics of concentration include computer architecture, parallel processing, microprocessors, computer networking, and software engineering.

This program offers a balanced curriculum in hardware and software while allowing students to tailor their degree to focus on hardware, software or both.... [-]


Master in Computer Information Systems

Online Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers master’s programs with a special focus on the software development process. The programs are intended for students, professionals, and managers who are interested in advancing their career by gaining knowledge and skills into the problems and solutions of developing practical software systems. [+]

The Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers master’s programs with a special focus on the software development process. The programs are intended for students, professionals, and managers who are interested in advancing their career by gaining knowledge and skills into the problems and solutions of developing practical software systems.

Students develop or deepen skills to analyze, design, implement and test stand-alone and embedded software systems. The department also offers a combined Bachelor of Arts/Science and Master of Science in Computer Information Systems that can be completed in as little as five years. An intensive course of study, undergraduate students can begin graduate coursework during their senior year.... [-]


Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers master’s degree programs with a special focus on the software development process. The programs are intended for students, professionals, and managers who are interested in advancing their career by gaining knowledge and skills into the problems and solutions of developing practical software systems. [+]

The Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers master’s degree programs with a special focus on the software development process. The programs are intended for students, professionals, and managers who are interested in advancing their career by gaining knowledge and skills into the problems and solutions of developing practical software systems.

Students develop or deepen skills to analyze, design, implement and test stand-alone and embedded software systems. The department also offers a combined Bachelor of Arts/Science and Master of Science in Computer Science that can be completed in as little as five years. An intensive course of study, undergraduate students can begin graduate coursework during their senior year. Students can also pursue a joint Master of Science in Computer Science and Juris Doctorate degree.... [-]


Master in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

In response, the Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers a master’s program that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and best practices on how to monitor, secure and safeguard an organization’s cyber assets. [+]

Cyber threats are emerging more than ever in today’s digital world, and organizations are faced with constantly staying a step ahead to avoid falling prey to cybercriminal attacks.

In response, the Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers a master’s program that will provide students with knowledge, skills and best practices on how to monitor, secure and safeguard an organization’s cyber assets.

A unique St. Mary's program, the Master of Science in Cybersecurity combines technical rigor with sound ethics and implications of the law.

Students will take courses in risk management, wireless security, computer forensics, mathematics for cryptography, and cyberlaw to get a hands-on experience of how to protect networks, computers, programs, and institutional data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.... [-]


Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at St. Mary’s University prepares students for rewarding careers in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. [+]

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at St. Mary’s University prepares students for rewarding careers in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. Graduates acquire a strong background in theoretical and applied principles of analysis, design, and implementation of electrical, electronics, and computer-controlled systems.

The Electrical Engineering program provides students with a flexible curriculum that integrates new developments in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. The basic program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Master in Engineering Systems Management

Campus Full time 1 year USA San Antonio

The Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management is an interdisciplinary, 30-semester-hour program that emphasizes the areas of management, industrial engineering, systems of systems and behavioral sciences. [+]

The Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management is an interdisciplinary, 30-semester-hour program that emphasizes the areas of management, industrial engineering, systems of systems and behavioral sciences.

Career Options

Graduates of the Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems Management are well-prepared to pursue a variety of fields, with a degree that offers an effective blend of engineering, management, and systems thinking. EMS students acquire engineering knowledge and leadership skills to effectively manage resources, technology, and personnel. Graduates may complete either a master’s project or a thesis. View a schematic of the two options. The program is designed to provide today’s professional with a rigorous intellectual experience that is committed to leadership and academic excellence.... [-]


Master in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years USA San Antonio

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is a blend of basic engineering knowledge, management techniques, people management skills, and computer technology integrated with applied mathematics and statistics. [+]

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is a blend of basic engineering knowledge, management techniques, people management skills, and computer technology integrated with applied mathematics and statistics.

Image of students in labThe industrial engineer can design, implement, control, and manage complex systems in an efficient manner.

The 30-hour master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering is open to students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences or mathematics.

The program may be completed in 18 to 24 months. Students with degrees in other areas may be required to take prerequisite coursework.

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Master in Software Engineering (Online only)

Online Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Master in Software Engineering trains individuals to successfully design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain software and software related products. The software engineering program at St. Mary’s University does not focus on providing students with a large repertoire of programming skills that emphasize a particular language syntax or semantic. [+]

The Master of Science in Software Engineering trains individuals to successfully design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain software and software-related products. The software engineering program at St. Mary’s University does not focus on providing students with a large repertoire of programming skills that emphasize a particular language syntax or semantics. Coding is only one phase of the software lifecycle.

Instead, the program gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and manage large-scale software systems with a primary focus on quality, reliability, and maintainability. It emphasizes the organizational structures, development processes, analysis and modeling techniques, design methodologies, documentation standards, and quality controls.... [-]


Master

Master in Industrial-Organization Psychology (M.A./M.S.)

Campus Full time USA San Antonio

Students may earn either a Master of Arts or Master of Science Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Non-thesis students earn a Master of Arts and thesis students earn a Master of Science degree. [+]

Students may earn either a Master of Arts or Master of Science Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Non-thesis students earn a Master of Arts and thesis students earn a Master of Science degree. Both programs require the completion of 40 semester hours in order to graduate.

All students enter the Psychology Graduate Program under the Master of Arts option. Individuals may transfer to the Master of Science option after 15-18 hours of graduate credit if recommended by the graduate faculty in Psychology and approved by the Graduate Council of the Graduate School.

A minimum grade of B- must be earned in all required courses. The programs are designed to develop general competence in Psychology, a behavioral science, and to prepare students for advanced academic studies, research, or industrial careers.... [-]


Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. [+]

A comprehensive curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program at St. Mary’s University promotes professional excellence and exposes students to classical works and methodologies in the public administration discipline. Our courses are taught by highly respected faculty members and practitioners in urban management and public policy. Additionally, we now offer the option of a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership for Public Administration graduate students, as well as a Legislative Internship Program.

The MPA with a specialization in Urban Management, which is a 36-hour program, seeks to fill a need by municipalities throughout Texas and the Southwest for the training of local government managers. The St. Mary’s program is one of the few in Texas with a curriculum designed to serve this mission.... [-]


Contact

St. Mary's University

Address One Camino Santa Maria
78228 San Antonio, Texas, USA
Website http://www.stmarytx.edu/
Phone +1 210-436-3011