Graduate Research

Become a Leader In Your Field

Whatever your goals, graduate research opportunities at the University of St. Thomas will help you develop the expertise to become a leader in your chosen field. By contributing to the development of knowledge, you become an active participant in your discipline- building the future interventions, innovations, and outcomes. Working closely with faculty mentors, you can participate in disciplinary conversations that advance the common good.


Partner With Experts

Graduate students can work closely with faculty in their chosen field through mentoring and partnerships. Our commitment to small classes and individual attention means that students in our graduate programs have opportunities to work with faculty to explore big questions, develop important professional skills, and make meaningful contributions to their discipline.

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Interdisciplinary Solutions

Graduate research takes on big questions and challenges, and uses interdisciplinary approaches to identify creative solutions. One example? Creating an interprofessional training opportunity for special educators and social workers to embed trauma-informed and culturally affirming practices into work with very young children with disabilities and their families. The lessons learned from this project will positively impact children and their families over time- building a better future.

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Inspiring The Next Generation

Inspired by his master's research "Responding to Trauma through Vocal Music Composition," Trevor Nicholas went on to create a Grammy-nominated collaborative project with his students as a way to address trauma in their lives.
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Creating the Future of Sustainable Energy

Students in the School of Engineering are able to access the Center for Microgrid Research, one of the only such facilities in the county. Partnering with faculty, industry leaders, and their peers, graduate students in the School of Engineering are helping develop technology that will shape the evolution of energy in the face of climate change.