The foundation of our value-driven education
Discover more about how our beliefs drive all that we do, now and for the future of the University.
Thomas More University is the Catholic Liberal Arts University of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we challenge students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.
Thomas More University is the Catholic University of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. The University welcomes students of all faiths and beliefs. Our primary mission is to develop and sustain challenging undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of study, marked by superior teaching and scholarship within the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church, and by our patron, Saint Thomas More, we challenge students to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others. Our programs of study emphasize liberal arts within a context of ethical concern and social responsibility. These programs of study are complemented by co-curricular services and programs intended to enhance lifelong learning, foster personal growth, and develop leadership qualities.
The term Liberal Arts is rooted in the Latin liberare, “to liberate, set free.” A Liberal Arts education cultivates lifelong learning and fosters the skills needed to be morally engaged citizens of the world.
Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Thomas More University continues the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, welcoming new generations to seek excellence in the pursuit of truth. From ancient times this tradition has sought wisdom in every area of thought, gladly learning from every source, Christian or not. We seek to share the discoveries of the ages with all who wish to enter into this quest regardless of personal beliefs.
Meaning of Life
We invite you to reflect on your relationships with nature, humanity, and the divine to choose a meaningful direction for your life.
Place in the World
From many disciplines, we encourage you to understand and respect the interconnectedness of our world.
Responsibility to Others
In the hope of building a better world, we urge you to live moral principles in your community and career.
Make it More
Located approximately 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Thomas More is a highly regarded University, now serving more than 2,000 students. Here, students are exposed to the very best thought, literature, art, and music. They learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth. Most importantly, they have the chance to begin to become the person they were created to be—the chance to make it more.
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Thomas More is both a Catholic institution and one of higher learning. As such, our goal is to promote the truth and moral values of the Roman Catholic Church within the context of providing higher education.
Because the University acknowledges the importance of faith, it sees the pursuit of knowledge as contributing to a deeper understanding of God and creation. Knowledge is not merely an end in itself, but a gateway to the mystery of reality, of truth. Faith informs how truth is sought and underpins the value we place on the practice of academic freedom.
The University seeks to develop people who will:
- Excel in their various fields of endeavor
- Own responsibility toward their fellow human beings
- Display respect for all of Earth’s life and resources that God has placed in our care
The University community holds ideal a world in which the justice and peace are a reality that we bring to life, not simply an image we wish for. We promote respect for the unique talents, self-awareness, self-fulfillment, and freedom of each person together with tolerance and compassion.
As Thomas More University fulfills its stated mission, we envision our school clearly known for its commitment to academic excellence in the liberal arts and in career preparation. To achieve our mission, we resolve to maintain a student/faculty ratio that permits small classes, individual attention, and close faculty relationships.
As a necessary foundation, we will develop an endowment sufficient to support high quality academic and extracurricular programs while we minimize tuition increases.
In response to the spirit of our University community, we will provide an atmosphere of openness, honesty, trust, and respect that is ever apparent to ourselves and to visitors alike.
Ultimately, we at Thomas More University have committed ourselves to the integrity, concern for justice, and service to others for which our Spiritual Patron and namesake – Saint Thomas More—is so justly renowned.