Non-Degree and Certificate Programs
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Below are listed the non-degree programs. Detailed descriptions of programs can be found by clicking the headings. Please click here to be directed to info about admissions and financial aid.
Academic Certificate Programs
- Pastoral Ministry Certificate is an 18 credit program for individuals who wish to study a specialized area of ministry, but not enroll in a full master’s program.
- The Hispanic Ministry Certificate is a program designed to prepare students, ministers, and educators who are already working or are interested in doing so in the context of Hispanic communities anywhere in the U.S.
- A joint offering of the STM and the Center for Religious Development, the Supervised Practicum in Spiritual Direction is designed for those interested in thorough introduction to the practice of spiritual direction within the Catholic tradition.
- The Summer Institute brings together leading U.S. and international theologians to provide a rich array of learning opportunities in conversation with liturgies, seminars, and off-campus activities.
- Create your own ministry renewal plan for intellectual and spiritual renewal during our fall or spring semesters, or during the Summer Institute. Take courses for audit or credit, or consider working toward a certificate.
- Special Students at Boston College are students wishing to take 1 or more classes in the academic year. As a Special Student at STM you may earn academic credit without enrolling in a degree program. Regular tuition applies and up to 12 credit hours may be taken. Should you later enroll in a degree program, the credits you earn will count toward your degree. Special Students may cross-register at other BTI schools, as long as they take one course at STM. Special Students are also allowed to take courses for audit for one-half of the credit cost.
- Students not enrolled as a Special Student or in a degree or certificate program are eligible to audit one course per semester at the rate of $426.
- Boston College STM offers a special audit rate for those currently engaged in full-time ministry (ministers, lay ecclesial ministers, priests, rabbis, and others) who live in the vicinity and who hold a theological degree. Minister-in-the-Vicinity students can audit one course per semester at the rate of $201.
- STM welcomes all as part of our commitment to making contemporary theological discussion accessible to the community. Many events are free of charge and others have a small fee.
- C21 Online offers online courses to support the ongoing formation of Catholic adults and parish volunteers, as well as the professional development of Catholic school teachers and professional lay ministers.