Apply for Admission

Program Entrance Requirements:

To apply for admission to a master's degree or graduate certificate program, you will need the following:

  • A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 
  • An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7 out of 4.0. 

Note: The GRE or GMAT is not required for admission to Graduate Programs in Software. We do not require any graduate entrance exam.

International Applicants: Please view the International Applicants page for additional requirements.

Applications for Admission are accepted on an ongoing basis. You may begin your graduate program in the fall, spring, or summer. 

Application Submission Deadlines:

  • U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents and H-1B visa recipients: At least one month before the semester starts.
  • International applicants currently living in the U.S.:  At least two months before the semester starts. 
  • International applicants living outside of the U.S.: Please apply at least four months before the semester starts.

Applications for Admission received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

Admission deadlines for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and H-1B visa holders:

Fall semester    Spring semester  Summer semester
August 1st January 1st May 1st


Admission deadlines for International students:

 Desired starting term If currently living OUTSIDE 
the United States submit application by
If currently living INSIDE 
the United States submit application by
Fall Semester (begins in September) May 1st July 1st
Spring Semester (begins in Jan/Feb) October 1st December 1st
Summer Semester (begins end of May)  February 1st April 1st


International students living within the U.S should apply at least two months before the start of the term they desire entry. International students living outside of the U.S. should apply at least four months prior to the start of the term they desire entry.

Semester start dates (approximately): 

 Fall semester  Spring semester  Summer semester
 First week in September   Last week in January   Third week in May



How to Apply for Admission:

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Pay the $50 U.S. dollars application fee (non-refundable)*
  3. R‌equest transcripts from every college/university you have attended**

*If you attend an information session or individual consultation, you will be eligible to receive a $20 discount off your application fee. St. Thomas employees, returning students, alumni, and U.S. veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver. Contact the GPS Office at or 651-962-5500 for details. Submitted fees are non-refundable.

** Note to International applicants: Transcripts from non- U.S. institutions have special considerations. Please view the International Applicant procedures

Items you will need to complete the online application:

  1. Admissions essay or statement of purpose (in .doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf format): This one to two page essay should state why you want to enter this program. 
  2. Resume or CV with work history (in .doc, .txt, .rtf or .pdf format)
  3. Application processing fee payment may be paid online with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. If you prefer you may send a check or money order made payable to the University of St. Thomas.

All transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution's Registrar department. We require ALL transcripts from each university/college you have attended.

Mailing address:

Graduate Admissions
University of St. Thomas
TMH 251 Box 5
1000 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis MN 55403

Note for international applicants: Official transcripts from non-U.S. institutions may need to be evaluated by ECE or WES. Please see International Applicants page for details.

Start your application for admission. Apply Online.