Boston and New England
school of theology and ministry
Boston, founded in 1630, is the largest metropolis in New England and one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the world, a center of trade and finance, education and research, art and culture. From its founding by religious dissenters, Boston has had a rich religious history and its houses of worship include those of every denomination and religion. The city is known for its medical facilities, high-tech companies, and for the educational institutions that support them. There are 43 colleges and universities in the metropolitan area whose faculties, students, and facilities contribute greatly to an extraordinary culture and intellectual environment. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, world-renowned exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, one-artist shows at a Newbury Street gallery, Shakespeare, the Boston Pops, the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, the Boston College Eagles, sailing, skating, or scuba diving. There are hundreds of bookstores, coffee houses, restaurants, and theaters. In the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, as well as in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, visitors will find the full range of mountain and winter sports; on Boston’s North Shore the waves crashing against New England granite, and to the south the pristine beaches of Cape Cod. All of these, combined with an opportunity to meet the most diverse and fascinating mix of people in the world, make the City of Boston a truly unique place to learn and live.
The STM is also a member of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI). The BTI is one of the largest theological consortium in the world, bringing together the resources of universities and divinity schools throughout the greater Boston area and some of the most prestigious educational institutions. Other member schools include the following:
- Andover Newton Theological School
- Boston College Department of Theology
- Boston University School of Theology
- Episcopal Divinity School
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- Harvard Divinity School
- Hebrew College
- Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
- St. John's Seminary
STM students can take up to one-half of their coursework through other BTI institutions. Students also have full access to all the theological libraries of the BTI as well as a vast array of programming, lectures, certificate programs, study and service trips, and student fellowship opportunities.