The University of St. Thomas welcomes all military students as important members of our community. Dr. Robert Ivany, our president and a Retired Major General in the U.S. Army, is committed to supporting veterans through a first-rate, affordable education. UST collaborates with the Veterans Administration to enable eligible veterans to attend UST with minimal tuition cost — read more about the opportunities provided by the GI Bill.

UST provides an academically rigorous but personalized approach to education with a low student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. UST offers 35 undergraduate degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 1 doctoral degree through the School of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business, School of Education and School of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary.

“The University of St. Thomas allows students to have the latitude for creativity and encourages the use of past experience to add value to the classroom. The St. Thomas setting is relaxed and inviting, which helps to develop a student’s ability to be successful in and out of the classroom. I encourage all veterans to explore the possibilities with this unique university that looks to enhance careers and changes lives.” —Stanley Harris, Class of 2010

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Student Veterans Admissions Checklist

Step 1: Review Admissions Requirements 

Step 2: Complete the UST admissions application 

Step 3: Discuss benefits with Phillip Butcher, Director of Veteran Services

Step 4: Complete application for GI Benefits with the VA

Step 5: Submit college and military transcripts along with a resume

Step 6: Once received, submit “Certification of Eligibility” letter to the UST Registrar’s Office at the following address:

Office of the Registrar
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


The University of St. Thomas was recently recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine. The designation was awarded through a survey that assessed services and resources offered to veterans and their dependents. With 134 veterans on campus, UST offers many programs, benefits and workshops that cater to and support those who served in the military.