Academics and Faculty
school of theology and ministry
The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM) is a comprehensive theological school. Students attend the STM from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of educational and vocational goals. The STM offers programs designed to meet the growing needs of today's international Church.
As a Jesuit, Catholic school of theology and ministry, our faculty members see their work as something more than just a job. For them, this is their ministry, their service to the church and to the world. Great priority is placed on participating in the STM community and mentoring our students as they tackle the great theological and ministerial challenges of our time. Faculty members provide resources and guidance to students during their time here at the STM: their doors are always open and students are encouraged to engage and build relationships with them.
With 27 full-time faculty members, the STM boasts one of the country's largest faculties at a Catholic theological school. Additionally, students have access to the 32 full-time faculty members in Boston College's theology department. Combined, the two comprise the largest, and one of the most respected, theology faculty in North America.
The STM offers graduate students a number of degree-granting programs. Our degree programs prepare students for ministries that are as diverse as the composition of our student body: Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, women and men for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith, and scholars preparing for careers in academia.
The STM is committed to providing the opportunity for professional development and ongoing formation for today’s Church. Every person interested in exploring the important issues of the Church today can find a workshop, lecture, or course to meet his or her interest– whether professional or personal. Our programs are designed to fit into a variety of schedules, with day, evening, weekend, and online programs during the academic year, as well as one- or two-week courses held during the STM’s Summer Institute.
The Post-Master’s Certificate prepares ministers with a prior masters degree in theology or a related field to be spiritual mentors for persons and Christian faith communities.