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University of St. Thomas Recognized for 2 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

Intellient.com Best Texas Colleges logoThe University of St. Thomas - Houston has been awarded top-rank status for two of its graduate degree programs by Intelligent.com. The ranking organization’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment. Also, Intelligent.com ranked UST No. 42 overall as a Best Colleges in Texas out of 129 surveyed.

The University of St. Thomas has been recognized for the following degree programs:

Master in Clinical Translation Management | Ranks No. 2 Clinical Research Degree Programs


Master of Educational Leadership Degree Program | Ranks No. 5


UST was also named a Top College in Texas with a rank of No. 42 out of 129 colleges

Best Colleges In Texas | Ranked No. 42


For this ranking, Intelligent.com reviewed 129 colleges in Texas, making sure to cover large institutions, liberal arts colleges and midsize universities. To help prospective students identify the best ones, they ranked these colleges according to teaching modes, cost per credit hour and credit hour requirements. They looked only at accredited schools, and evaluated each program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation.

Intelligent.com Ranks MCTM Degree  #2 in Nation: Best Catholic ProgramMaster in Clinical Translation Management: Ranks No. 2 for Best Clinical Research Degree Program

The  also known at UST as the Master in Clinical Translation Management (MCTM), has ranked No. 2 in the nation out of 30 Clinical Research degree programs, up five spots from last year. It has also been recognized as the best Catholic University for programs in the field.This cutting-edge degree program, offered in a blended format, is a collaboration between UST’s Cameron School of Business and Houston Methodist Research Institute. In this master’s program, students learn how to  basic biomedical research discoveries through clinical trials and FDA approvals to clinical patient care. The UST campus is within close proximity of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and TMCx Innovation.

One-Year, Fast-Track Online Program

The MCTM is a one-year, online program that fast-tracks its students through a rigorous curriculum. The majority of the program is completed through online modules, and students are provided ample opportunity for in-person training, networking and professional development through the University. The program requires participants to attend three residency periods: the first in Houston, the second as part of an international study abroad program, and the final for the annual BIO International Convention. Participants also complete a capstone project utilizing ongoing research developments through partnerships with the Houston Methodist Research Institute and NASA’s Technology Transfer Program. View recent projects here.

Kelly Hartman, MCTM '20 is the MCTM Program director and celebrates this ranking. “We are thrilled that MCTM moved up to the No. 2 spot in Master in Clinical Research Degree Programs and could not be more grateful for the recognition of its commitment to helping students push the boundaries of business and biotechnology. Our fifth cohort began this past January with an excellent group of new students, and we look forward to continuing to grow and expand our reach!”

Dr. Amy Wright, director of Houston Methodist’s Educational Partnerships at the Education Institute, salutes their partnership with UST and the program’s success. “Partnerships and collaborations only work when both institutions are grounded in solid foundations and commitment, and I am proud to see the fruition of our partnership with UST. Since its inception, the MCTM program has proven to be an innovative way to create a knowledgeable and skilled workforce in the translational life science industry. I look forward to the many additional accomplishments and recognitions of this program in the future!”

To learn more email MCTM@stthom.edu or call 713-942-5998.

Intelligent.com Ranks Education Leadership Master Degree #5 in nation: Best Hybrid ProgramMaster of Educational Leadership Degree Program: Ranks No. 5 for Best Hybrid Program

The Master in Educational Leadership Degree Program with a Principal Certification ranks No. 5 in the nation for the Best Hybrid Program. This accredited, 18-month, 30-hour program is offered on campus and online through UST’s School of Education and Human Services. This program is for experienced educators with at least two years of teaching experience who are interested in becoming an administrator in a K-12 school or district. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the TExES Principal Exam for certification in the State of Texas. A variety of courses are part of the program from clinical supervision, school finance, school law, curriculum planning, educational research and data analysis.

School of Education and Human Services Dean, Paul Paese, places credit for the program’s success where it belongs. “The reason our program is so outstanding rests with the quality of our faculty and the program leadership. Courses are updated each and every semester, ensuring that they are state-of-the-art in both technology and content.”

To learn more, email gradadmissions@stthom.edu or call 713-942-5998.

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