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UST Offers Free Fall Tuition for New Associates Degree Students

computer technology studentsUniversity of St. Thomas Houston has developed three new associate degree programs, and is offering the fall semester free for the first 100 students as a part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University Gives Back with Tuition Free Semester

“We created these fantastic new programs to move students from jobs to careers in fields that are in high demand,” UST President Dr. Richard Ludwick said. “The online programs, offered in Cybersecurity, Networking Technology and Electronic Technology, are completing the accreditation process and have plenty of openings.

“This city has helped support St. Thomas for almost 75 years and at this moment while many are struggling, the University wants to accelerate the way it gives back,” Ludwick said. “This tuition-free semester is one way to help and provide many people in hard hit sectors a chance to reskill in industries that are thriving.”

Earn a Degree and Recieve Value-Added Benefits

Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters, Dean of the Associate Degree Programs, is delighted that the University has taken these steps to address the issues of affordability and flexibility in the midst of the pandemic, and explains that the programs offer more than just a degree.

“If you enter our applied associate degree programs, you will have access to high-level industry professionals for possible internship or job shadowing opportunities or participate in a speaker series to get top-level advice,” Walters said. “It is a virtual world, but we want to provide students with ‘extras’ that they might not receive with other programs. You also get a student success coach from the start through matriculation to ensure you do well in the program.”

Get in Workforce Fast, Earn Top Money

The 100% online, 60-hour degrees in Cybersecurity, Networking Technology, and Electronic Technology are designed to get students into the workforce earning good money fast. Annual salaries with an IT or cybersecurity degree are high and can range up toward $90,000 - $120,000. UST students have gone on to work at companies such as:


• Apple

• FieldCore

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Shell Marketing Brands

Learn about the Three Programs

Cybersecurity is a new frontier in computing, and is a much need skill in today’s world where cyberattacks on government, medical, pharmaceutical and corporate entities is common place. With this degree you will learn to protect an organization’s networks.

Network administration professionals perform essential support work managing and maintaining computer networks. When you earn an Associate in Applied Science in Networking you are entering an exciting field.

Discover the world of electronics and electrical circuitry with a degree in electronic technology. You will learn how to troubleshoot different types of circuits using software simulations and test equipment, how to program a microcontroller, and how to describe the basic hardware and software components of a computer system.

Apply Now, Be One of the First 100 Students

To apply go to https://www.stthom.edu/Academics/Associate-Degrees/Online/Applied-Science/Cyber-Security/Index.aqf

The University of St. Thomas is Houston’s Catholic University. For more than 70 years, UST has graduated students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more. As Houston grows, UST will continue to provide the strong leaders and skilled workers needed to meet those demands.