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Applying to the STM

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Please note:  The application for Fall 2016 will be available in late September.  If you intend to apply for Fall 2016, we encourage you to begin compiling your supporting materials now and to begin filling out the application this fall.

There is still time to begin an application for Fall 2015.  We are accepting applications for our master's programs and non-degree coursework (for students who wish to take courses but are not enrolled in a degree).  Please contact the admissions office if you have any questions:  617-552-6506 or

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  Please take a moment to read the information we have provided on "how to apply" to the STM.  We have attempted to make the application process as straightforward as possible.  If you have any questions, however, please contact the Admissions Office at or 617-552-6506.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Before beginning the application process, please review our admissions policies and procedures.

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Application Information and Requirements

For M.Div., M.A. (and dual degrees), M.T.S., S.T.B., S.T.L., Th.M. programs

For Ph.D. or S.T.D. programs

For certificate programs

Just interested in taking a course? (Courses for credit, for audit, and Minister-in-the-Vicinity)

Additional Information

Special information for international applicants

Special information for religious applicants

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015 Admission
Ph.D.: January 15
All other degrees: February 1
Non-degree: Applications received until the beginning of the semester

Please note:  If you apply by the posted deadlines you have the best chance at being considered for all of the fellowship and scholarship funds the STM has to offer.  Many master's degree programs allow applications after February 1st and award scholarship funds as available.  If you missed the deadline but would still like to apply, please contact the admissions office.

If you are applying to a dual-degree program, please make sure you submit your application to the other BC graduate school as soon as possible.  Their deadlines may be different from the STM application deadlines.

Spring Admission

All degrees (except Ph.D. and S.T.D.): November 15
Non-degree: Applications received until the beginning of the semester