Wholehearted education

At St. Edward's University, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, the Holy Cross ideal of “whole person” education that fosters self-discovery and commitment to a greater good applies across all academic programs — undergraduate, graduate and adult. What, exactly, does “whole person” mean?

Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau understood that no amount of knowledge, by itself, can inspire individuals to make a difference. He viewed the heart and spirit as lasting instruments of change. Your St. Edward’s education — informed and applied globally — reflects Moreau's ideals and approach to learning:

  • Challenging and immersive, not restricted to book learning, popular ideology or satisfaction with simple answers
  • Comprehensive, preparing you to analyze information and articulate arguments across a range of subjects
  • Sustained by collaboration, so you learn to work with diverse groups, sharing insight and mobilizing collective action
  • Aimed beyond your immediate needs, so you develop a social conscience and come to search for a greater good
  • Absolute belief in the dignity of every person as a first step toward a more just and humane world


Academics at St. Edward’s University


Learn to think critically and creatively and dare to act — at home and around the world. These are threads that connect our international learning community and inspire your personal best.


Sure, graduate school means better earning power, job security and career flexibility. Our programs extend beyond professional success, preparing you to make a lasting difference.

Adult Learners

Our part-time, adult-tailored bachelor’s programs help you balance work, college studies and family. You’ll learn from dedicated professors and the experiences of fellow adult students.


Within the six schools of St. Edward’s University, recognized among the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S., you will find hundreds of faculty and support staff ready to form your new educational family and work side-by-side with you to achieve career and personal goals.

Centers of Excellence

A life- and world-changing education needs a broad worldview and the constant flow of new perspectives, insights and people. Our Centers of Excellence explore ethics and leadership, examine global finance, expand service learning through international social-justice projects and promote innovations in teaching.

Munday Library

The university’s Munday Library is a welcoming and supportive center where students can collaborate on projects and utilize the latest technology for study, research and learning.

Wild Basin Creative Research Center

All students have the opportunity to experience our interdisciplinary natural resource laboratory — a 227-acre preserve of Texas Hill Country wilderness — for hands-on learning, creative research and discovery.

Professional Education

Gain specialized education in management training, IT or Microsoft® certifications, project management certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and others.