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School of Theology and Ministry

Career Placement

school of theology and ministry

95% job placement rate six months after graduation

An education at the STM provides knowledge, formation, and skills that are assets in many fields. In addition to traditional ministries, many students work in medicine, business, and education. Our placement services and career resources guide students in seeking a vocational path that is appropriate to their particular interests and talents.

Jacqueline Regan, STM associate dean of student affairs, provides personalized placement assistance, publishes an annual Resume Book of STM graduates sent to over one hundred employers nationwide, and works with the BC Career Center to tailor workshops to the needs of STM students. Employment notices are posted regularly on the STM website so that prospective graduates have access to the most up-to-date job opportunities from employers seeking STM graduates. In 2017, the STM had a 98% job placement rate for its graduates six months after graduation.

Want to learn more? 

Connect with one our alumni currently working at a university or pursuing doctoral studies.

View a slideshow of recent graduates.


We offer a number of workshops to help students prepare for their next steps beyond the STM. These events help students develop skills and strategies for job interviews and doctoral applications, as well as providing opportunities to connect with alumni and learn about different ministry options.  In 2017, 100% of the students who participated in these workshops and submitted their resume to the STM Resume Book, found employment or continued with their studies.

Ministries of Recent Graduates

Many of our graduating students seek placements in a variety of ministerial and educational settings. In addition to campus ministry and teaching in secondary Catholic schools, these include:

  • Canon Law
  • Director of Worship
  • Educational Administration
  • Faith Formation
  • Hospital/Hospice Chaplaincy
  • Mental Health and Family Counseling
  • Non-profit Ministry
  • Parish Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Retreat Direction
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Social Work Youth Ministry

Doctoral Programs

Faculty mentors begin working with students who plan to continue for doctoral studies as early as the student’s first semester. STM students gain admission to many of the world’s most selective doctoral programs, testifying to the quality of a STM education, the caliber of the student body, and the school’s thorough placement process. Recent graduates have attended a number of universities for doctoral studies, including the following:

  • Boston College
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Fordham University
  • Graduate Theological Union
  • The Gregorian University
  • Harvard University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Northwestern University


  • Oxford University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Stanford University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University