University of St. Thomas MBA

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnea...

Type of Degree

MBA in Healthcare Administration

Type of Program

Online or Residential

General University Information

The University of St. Thomas (also known as UST or simply St. Thomas) is a private, Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of students in the Roman Catholic Church. UST currently enrolls more than 10,000 students, making it Minnesota’s largest private college or university.

Program Description

The Health Care UST MBA program is delivered via an innovative combination of on-campus and distance learning that connects students with experienced faculty and talented peers. The resulting program lets students continue their careers while advancing them by applying classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Our 27-month program comprises 18 courses taken in two-course blocks, ensuring timely completion of your degree.

Our goal is to develop influential, principled leaders who shape positive outcomes for the health care system. We have designed a unique educational experience to support this goal. Students gain a solid understanding of universal business principles and management tools to address the increasingly complex challenges of the health care industry. This is the only AACSB accredited M.B.A. program in the Upper Midwest also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) .

Admission Requirements

  • Application form (online application or PDF application)
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts from all academic institutions attended (download PDF form)
  • Essay responses (download essay response template)
  • Three letters of recommendation (download PDF form)
  • Admissions interview. After the majority of your application has been received, we will schedule an admissions interview.  This one-hour interview will typically include the Health Care UST MBA staff and a current student, alumnus, or member of the faculty.
  • Optional: the GMAT test (Graduate Management Admissions Test).
    As an executive-style program, the Health Care UST MBA does not require the GMAT for admission.  However, if you have taken the test you may choose to submit your score.  To submit your application without a GMAT test score, choose “no” in answer to the question, “Have you taken the GMAT?” on the online application.

Student Profile

  • 50% men, 50% women
  • Average age: 39; Range: 26 – 60
  • Average work experience: 13 years
  • Student cohorts include clinicians and professionals working for providers, payers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, mental health and community health organizations, government agencies, and more. On average:
  • 20-40% are physicians
  • 10-25% are nurses
  • 20-40% work in the for-profit health care sector


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