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 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) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Education: Texas State Board for Educator Certification
  • Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
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Programmes

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Master

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

Campus Full time September 2017 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 September 2017 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 curriculum designed to serve this mission. The Urban Management specialization focuses on how local government area administered and managed. The core courses are designed to address contemporary issues confronting urban managers, such as: Management of scarce resources Ethics and leadership Effective service delivery Course areas include: Public Budgeting Municipal Law Urban Planning and Economic Development Ethics Leadership Urban Political Institution Internship requirement Career Opportunities The Master of Public Administration program at St. Mary’s University trains students to become highly effective and successful public policy leaders or analysts. Public Administration graduates are in high demand by local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout Texas and the Southwest. Career opportunities include: City manager Budget director Urban planner Public works and utilities administration Heads of federal, state and government agencies Nonprofit leadership Legislative staff [-]

MSc

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 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 Student 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 in hardware, software or both. The department also offers a unique five-year combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Engineering. Undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and complete a master’s degree in one additional year. Selected Course Areas Software Engineering Computer Networking Computer Architecture Statistical Data Analysis Software Project Planning and Management Neural Networks Computer Security Fault-Tolerant Computing Software Quality Assurance Admission Requirements Admission is granted only to those with a high promise for success in graduate study, as demonstrated through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission, applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as computer science, physics or mathematics may be admitted with the provision that they take the prerequisite courses listed below. The Graduate Program Director will evaluate these cases on an individual basis. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degrees. Have a minimum GRE quantitative score of 148. Applicants who fail to meet any of the above standards may be admitted on a conditional basis. The graduate program director evaluates these cases on an individual basis. International student must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 80 in the Internet-based test or 213 in the computer-based test or 550 in the paper-based test. As an alternative to the TOEFL, International Student can take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.5 or better. A score of 6.0 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at St. Mary’s University. No student will be admitted with score lower than 6.0 in the IELTS test. Prerequisites Logic Design Laboratory Circuit Laboratory Fundamentals of Logic Design Circuit Analysis I C Programming or equivalent Data Structure and Algorithms [-]

Master in Computer Information Systems

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 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 course work during their senior year. The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and the Master of Science in Computer Systems programs at St. Mary’s prepare students to manage a software development project from analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance to management of quality, budgets, deliverables and deadlines. Both programs are designed to provide a deep understanding of the hardware and software components of computer systems and the following: Hardware organization Data communication and databases Software requirements analysis Software design methodologies Software implementation and testing Professors in these programs have expertise in Artificial intelligence, Game development and simulation, Programming languages and Computer security/cybersecurity Students are expected to be able to write computer programs in a high-level programming language and to understand the connection between computer hardware and software before starting the degree program. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and complete all assignments in the way they were intended. A typical program of study for a full-time student starting in a fall semester is shown in the following table including 6 core CS classes, 2 BA electives and 3 CS electives. As of August 2016, the minimum admission requirements are GPA 3.0/4.0, GRE quantitative 148 and 2.5 analytical writing. Program Highlights The programs are known for their practical applications and real-world problem solving. Students are able to work effectively in groups and to present information to an audience. Prerequisites include computer programming skills and a mathematical maturity. The curriculum is continually updated to take advantage of new research findings and advances in technology and methodology. These programs offer students many advantages: Current and relevant technical knowledge Evening and daytime classes Flexible curriculum including internship and research options Small class sizes with supportive atmosphere Faculty with theoretical and real-world experience and lessons Academically stimulating community Cooperative and collaborative learning environment Computer scientists are in high demand in organizations that develop or use software. Most companies have information technology (IT) departments or at least an IT expert on staff. Typical employers include computer companies, research and development laboratories, educational organizations, entertainment industries, aerospace contractors, financial institutions, telecommunication sector, and government agencies. Types of positions held by graduates of the Computer Science program include consultant, director, analyst, operations officer, programmer, quality assurance representative, software engineer, and technical director, to name a few. The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is sometimes offered off-campus at various locations, and some courses are offered in a hybrid or online format. [-]

Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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 course work during their senior year. Students can also pursue a joint Master of Science in Computer Science and Juris Doctorate degree. The Master of Science in Computer Science and the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems programs at St. Mary’s prepare students to manage a software development project from analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance to management of quality, budgets, deliverables, and deadlines. Both programs are designed are designed to provide a deep understanding of the hardware and software components of computer systems and the following: Hardware organization Data communication and databases Software requirements analysis Software design methodologies Software implementation and testing Study with professors who have expertise in Artificial intelligence, Game development and simulation, Programming languages and Computer security/Cybersecurity Students are expected to be able to write computer programs in a high-level programming language and to understand the connection between computer hardware and software before starting the degree program. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and complete all assignments in the way they were intended. A typical program of study for a full-time student starting in a fall semester is shown in the following table including 6 core CS classes, 2 EG electives and 3 CS electives. As of August 2016, the minimum admission requirements are GPA 3.0/4.0, GRE quantitative 148 and 2.5 analytical writing. Program Highlights The program is known for its practical applications and real-world problem solving. Students are able to work effectively in groups and to present information individually to an audience. Prerequisites include computer programming skills and a mathematical maturity. The curriculum is continually updated to take advantage of new research findings and advances in technology and methodology. This program offer students many advantages: Current and relevant technical knowledge Evening and daytime classes Flexible curriculum including internship and research options Small class sizes with a supportive atmosphere Faculty with theoretical and real-world experience and lessons Academically stimulating community Cooperative and collaborative learning environment Computer scientists are in high demand in organizations that develop or use software. Most companies have information technology (IT) departments or at least an IT expert on staff. Typical employers include computer companies, research and development laboratories, educational organizations, entertainment industries, aerospace contractors, financial institutions, telecommunication sector, and government agencies. Types of positions held by graduates of the Computer Information Systems program include consultant, director, analyst, operations officer, programmer, quality assurance representative, software engineer, and technical director, to name a few. The Master of Science in Computer Science is sometimes offered off-campus at various locations, and some courses are offered in a hybrid or online format. [-]

Master in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Antonio

In response, the <strong>Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University</strong> 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. [+]

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 to the law. Students will take courses in risk management, wireless security, computer forensics, mathematics for cryptography, and cyber law to get a hands-on experience of how to protect networks, computers, programs, and institutional data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Program of Study The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program consists of 33 credit hours – five required courses, five elective courses and three credit hours of a capstone project. Students may also choose a thesis option, which consists of 27 hours of course credit and six hours of thesis work. Foundational Courses - Mathematics for Cryptography - Advanced Network and Data Communication - Computer Security and Privacy - Software Security - Applied Cryptography Capstone (One is required) - Project - Thesis Elective Courses - Computer Network Security - Wireless Security - Cloud Computing Security - Risk Management and Mitigation - Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime - Security Policy and Law - Preparation for Security Certification - Internship Career Opportunities Cybersecurity graduates can provide their expertise in the public and private sectors, benefiting the needs of large and small businesses, the U.S. government and military, contractors, and research organizations. In San Antonio alone, the cybersecurity field is rapidly growing, with NSA/CSS Texas; the Twenty-Fourth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber); the Twenty-Fifth Air Force (Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance); the U.S. Air Force Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division; and numerous military contractors such as General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Booz Allen Hamilton located in the area. Additionally, Southwest Research Institute, USAA, Rackspace, Digital Defense and IPSecure represent a few of many private organizations that look to hire cybersecurity professionals. Admission Requirements Admission Requirements Admission is granted only to those with high promise for success in graduate study. Applicants demonstrate this potential through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics may be admitted with the provision that they take the prerequisite courses listed below. The program director will evaluate applicants from other disciplines on an individual basis. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 for their bachelor’s degree. Have a minimum GRE quantitative score of 152. Applicants who fail to meet any of the above standards may be admitted on a conditional basis. The program director evaluates these cases on an individual basis. International students must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test. As an alternative, international students may take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.0. Submit a completed application form, a written statement of purpose indicating the applicant’s interests and objectives, two letters of recommendation concerning the applicant’s potential for succeeding in the graduate program, and official transcripts of all college-level work. Prerequisites Applicants whose Bachelor of Science degree is not in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering are required to demonstrate proficiency or take the following prerequisite courses: Object Oriented Programming, Data Structure and Algorithms, Discrete Math, and Calculus I and II. Some other courses are considered a plus to excel in this program. For example, Probability Theory, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. [-]

Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 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 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). The program provides students with: Current and relevant technical knowledge Extensive practical hands-on experience in the laboratories The opportunity to participate in faculty research projects The convenience of attending all classes in the evening Small class sizes (12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio) and an academically stimulating environment Career Opportunities The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program prepares for careers in a variety of electrical engineering fields such as control systems, signal processing, communication systems, robotics, embedded systems, semiconductor devices, digital systems, and microelectronics. Our graduates are employed by a variety of public and private institutions including semiconductor, automotive, avionic, communication, education, manufacturing, entertainment, health, and service sectors. Career opportunities for graduates with Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering are abundant. Admission Requirements Admission is granted to those with a high promise for success in graduate study, as demonstrated through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission, applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, may be admitted with the provision that they take the prerequisite courses listed below. The Graduate Program Director will evaluate these cases on an individual basis. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degrees. Have a minimum GRE quantitative score of 148. Applicants who fail to meet any of the above standards may be admitted on a conditional basis. The graduate program director evaluates these cases on an individual basis. International student must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 80 in the Internet-based test or 213 in the computer-based test or 550 in the paper-based test. As an alternative to the TOEFL, International Student can take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.5 or better. A score of 6.0 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at St. Mary’s University. No student will be admitted with score lower than 6.0 in the IELTS test. Prerequisites Logic Design Laboratory Circuit Laboratory Fundamentals of Logic Design Circuit Analysis I Circuit Analysis II Signals and Systems [-]

Master in Engineering Systems Management

Campus Full time September 2017 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. Image of pen, calculator and paperPrivate and public sector career options include: System analyst Manufacturing, production and industrial engineer Project or facility manager Systems administrator Ergonomics/human factors specialist Research and development specialist Systems engineer Degree Options The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree that can be completed in just five years. Following an intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and pursue a master’s degree in one year. [-]

Master in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 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 course work. Career Options Job market flexibility is a distinctive aspect of industrial engineering. Organizations that hire industrial engineers include manufacturers, government, insurance companies, banks, transportation and consulting firms. Typical job specialties include statistical quality control, reliability, systems analysis, project management, safety, human factors and ergonomics, manufacturing, production, robotics, facilities planning, cost analysis, Lean and Six-Sigma quality and automation. Degree Options Students may select a 30-credit-hour thesis program consisting of 24 hours of course credit and 3 hours of thesis credit. Master’s project students must complete 30 hours of course credit and a three-hour project. View a schematic of the degree options here. The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree that can be completed in just five years. Following an intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and pursue a master’s degree in one year. Students can also earn a joint Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Juris Doctorate degree. [-]

Master in Software Engineering

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 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 semantic. Coding is only one phase of the software life cycle. 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. Career Opportunities Students who complete the Master of Science in Software Engineering program at St. Mary’s are prepared for rewarding careers in the field of Software Engineering. Graduates have employment opportunities with companies that develop, manage, and maintain software systems. They are employed by a variety of public and private institutions that design, evolve, and reengineer complex software systems. They have career opportunities in every field where software programs are created and maintained. Employers of software engineers include financial institutions, Engineering firms, avionics, automotive industry, healthcare provider, governmental institutions, Pharmaceutical companies, Insurance providers, and electronics companies. In fact, any company that designs systems that require computer programs needs software engineers. Admission Admission is granted only to those with a high promise for success in graduate study, as demonstrated through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission, applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree from other disciplines may be admitted with the provision that they take the prerequisite courses listed below. The Graduate Program Director will evaluate these cases on an individual basis. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degrees. Have a minimum GRE quantitative score of 148. Applicants who fail to meet any of the above standards may be admitted on a conditional basis. The graduate program director evaluates these cases on an individual basis. International student must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 80 in the Internet-based test or 213 in the computer-based test or 550 in the paper-based test. As an alternative to the TOEFL, International Student can take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.5 or better. A score of 6.0 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at St. Mary’s University. No student will be admitted with a score lower than 6.0 in the IELTS test. Prerequisites C/C++ Data Structure and Algorithms Discrete Math Calculus 1 and 2 [-]

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Master in Catholic School Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 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 September 2017 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. Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are prepared to work in institutions and agencies offering counseling services including alcohol and drug and social service agencies. Client problems may be, but are not limited to the effects of socioeconomic status, unemployment, aging, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, chronic illness, developing transitions, and interpersonal, family, and community violence. Graduates have knowledge of the general principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior, structure and function of human service agencies, mental health education, outreach and prevention strategies, and community health promotion and advocacy. Clinical Mental Health counselors have the ability to implement education, preventive, and remedial programs. This is a 60 semester hour program, which includes an intensive 700 clock hour clinical (practicum/internship) experience. Students graduating from the program meet the academic requirements for licensing by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. [-]

Master in Communication Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. Student in class at St. Mary'sThe 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. Students who work full-time may complete the program by taking evening courses. Advanced St. Mary’s undergraduate students, through careful planning, may complete both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years. A joint program with the School of Law enables students to expeditiously complete the J.D. and the Master’s in Communication. Each student begins by working individually with the graduate director to design a program suited to the student’s specific needs, hopes, and aspirations. Starting in fall 2013, Communications Studies graduate students also have the option of earning a certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy and Public Leadership. We welcome you to the consideration of communication study, and encourage your questions. [-]

Master in Education

Campus Full time September 2017 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. The coursework fosters an integration of knowledge and disciplinary specialization with academic exposure outside of education as an integral part of the program. This holistic rationale is an approach to education that emphasizes a teacher’s not only being truly present to students, but also teaching, loving and respecting them. Such teachers expect competence and compassion of their students, a solid grasp of subject matter, and a living awareness of the inescapably moral and spiritual dimension of education and life. Accordingly, this program emphasizes a total view of curriculum and instruction, one that promotes ethics, service, learner-centered philosophy, uniqueness of the individual, and application of theory into practice in the school setting. [-]

Master in Educational Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 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! State of Texas Principal Certification is available through this program. Educators interested in obtaining principal certification should contact the program director. [-]

Master in English Literature and Language

Campus Full time September 2017 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. Career opportunities. This degree offers an in-depth preparation for school teachers and community college instructors. Additionally, it will provide background for those who consider pursuing Ph.D. work. The degree is equally useful in careers in which a writing or humanities background is important, such as management, public relations, and journalism. [-]

Master in International Relations

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 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. Both programs require 36 credit hours of coursework during which students gain a breadth of knowledge concerning the behavior of states and non-state actors in the international arena, as well as a depth of knowledge in their focus areas. The degree is designed to permit students to integrate internships and/or study abroad opportunities into the curriculum. Vision The St. Mary’s Graduate International Relations Department is committed to cultivating informed and responsible leaders in the global community. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing global security and human development, the Master of Arts in International Relations provides students with a comprehensive framework for studying and engaging international issues and the global common good. Areas of Concentration The campus program offers three concentration options: Security Policy, International Development and International Conflict Resolution. Security Policy Security Policy is an interdisciplinary examination and analysis of national and international security issues. Course content integrates perspectives from the areas of economics, history, and political science. Issues range from nuclear proliferation and conventional arms trade to narcotrafficking, trade imbalances, environmental conflict and race/ethnic/gender/religious issues. This concentration is also offered online. International Development International Development Studies examines the interrelatedness of economics, business, politics and socio-cultural realities in the promotion of human welfare in the global arena. An emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the root causes of poverty and underdevelopment and considering various strategies and efforts to promote sustainable, just development. International Conflict Resolution International Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary examination and analysis of the root causes of political, cultural and economic conflict. An emphasis is placed on policies and programs designed to prevent and resolve violent conflict. [-]

Master in Marriage and Family Therapy

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Antonio + 1 more

Marriage and Family Therapy has been designated as one of the five core mental health disciplines by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The St. Mary’s University M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). [+]

Marriage and Family Therapy has been designated as one of the five core mental health disciplines by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The St. Mary’s University M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The Veterans Administration now posts jobs specifically for family therapists graduating from accredited programs. Marriage and family therapists are employed in social service agencies, churches, and counseling offices. Some are using their skills in careers such as nursing, teaching, ministry, personnel management or social work. Program of Study The master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 54-hour program of study that includes an intensive 12-month internship. Students are able to meet the requirements for 500 direct client contact hours and receive live supervision by AAMFT approved clinical supervisors at the Family Life Center, which offers counseling services for the public, and at local community agencies. Graduates of this program meet all academic requirements for licensing by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). In addition, students may take additional courses (beyond the 54-hour program) in order to qualify their program of study to meet the license requirements for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC). Students can also increase their knowledge of play therapy by taking additional courses beyond their 54-hour program. This degree can be completed in two years for full-time student and three years for part-time students. Program Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is to produce clinician-scholars who provide quality clinical services in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Specific to this mission, the MFT masters program works to educate culturally sensitive and socially just MFT clinician-scholars prepared to meet the needs of diverse populations in South Texas and nationally. Career Opportunities Professional counselors work as clinicians in public and private schools, community and mental health agencies, alcohol and drug abuse programs, family counseling centers, child and adolescent programs, social service agencies, or in private practice. Marriage and family therapists are employed in social agencies, churches and counseling offices. Many have entered private practice. Some are using their skills in careers such as nursing, teaching, ministry, personnel management or social work. Others have created new positions for themselves in areas which previously were without a marriage and family therapist. Since the field of marriage and family therapy is relatively new, career opportunities are still developing. Teaching is another option available to those who receive graduate degrees. Most college and university positions are restricted to those with doctoral degrees. The academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Texas and for Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy can be met by completion of the appropriate program. Students desiring licensure should ask the graduate program director to design their degree plan to ensure that they meet the academic requirements for licensure. The field of counseling is concerned with helping individuals and people in organizations, schools, and groups gain their optimal level of personal, social, and vocational functioning. Prior to graduation, students are expected to: Understand the essential elements of the counseling profession and related human services professions and the distinctive contributions of each in meeting the needs of the various client populations. Understand the principles of effective counseling and the processes of bringing about positive change within the counseling setting. Understand theories, skills, techniques, and philosophical foundations of clinical counseling. Demonstrate the counseling competencies necessary to work in a professional capacity with a broad range of client populations and client problems. Understand the characteristics of various social, cultural, and ethnic groups and the impact these characteristics have on the counselor and the counseling profession. Understand the responsibilities inherent in the roles and functions of the professional counselor and the social, legal, and moral obligations created by the professional counseling relationship. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with human services professionals from a variety of human service disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, social work, pastoral counseling, etc.) Demonstrate the skills required for effective client evaluation and assessment, treatment planning, implementation of appropriate counseling strategies and techniques, and follow-up. The goals/objectives for the doctoral program in counseling build on the goals established for the entry level program. Goals for the doctoral program in counseling include all of the goals for the masters program, plus the following: Demonstrate competence with design of experimental and non-experimental research and the collection and analysis of data (through formal instruction and actual research activities). Develop academic and psychological potential by working closely with faculty in teaching, research, and scholarly efforts. The faculty will have assisted the student in developing a synthesis of personal philosophical beliefs and values within the disciplines of teaching, research, and counseling. Conduct inquiry into a question of personal/professional significance which will have an impact upon the larger human services community. Demonstrate the formulation of a personal theoretical and philosophical position or model as derived from formal and informal learning experiences and applied work. Understand the historical development of counseling as a profession, and the various philosophical and theoretical positions, social forces, and traditions which have shaped the profession. [-]

Master in Theology

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 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. The Theology Department at St. Mary’s is one of a very small number of institutions that offers a real-time and synchronous program to students through the internet. Students outside of San Antonio and across the country can participate with students in the classroom. These classes bring together a wide variety of students in an environment that is effective, creative, and communal. Students interact not only with the professor but also with each other. Through this program, the Theology Department continues the dedicated work initiated by the Society of Mary to foster critical reflection on the Catholic faith and work that is open to ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue. 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. In addition to this scholarly preparation, students consider how and why it is important to implement the results of theological research in creative and practical ways. Students are well prepared for doctoral work should they choose to pursue it. The program itself contains 36 hours and seeks a broad formation for students. Unlike many graduate programs, the MA in Theology at St. Mary’s requires nine hours of scripture, which provides students with a deep investigation into traditional and contemporary interpretations. In addition to essential courses in areas such as the Church and Trinity, students take nine hours in Christian Life and Practice, where students encounter rich theological reflection on topics such as catechesis or the theology of lay ministry as well as Catholic moral and social teaching. No one profile describes all our graduate students, but most have full-time jobs in the day and take courses one or two evenings a week toward the M.A. in Theology. (At two evenings per week the twelve required courses would take six semesters.) Students often use their degrees for various church ministries, religious education, or go on to pursue doctoral studies. Theology at St. Mary’s is rooted in the Catholic tradition, but welcomes students of all backgrounds who share our commitment to the compatibility of faith and reason and the need for critical inquiry in the search of insight wherever it may be found. All graduate students in Theology who are or will be involved in church ministry receive a 50% tuition grant. [-]

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