Education With Conviction

What does it mean to be immersed in both theology and ministry? We balance theory and practice, approaching theology as an academic discipline and a personal pursuit—engaging with it intellectually and with intense reflection—while connecting to active ministry that prepares our students as agents of transformation in the world and in the church.

Our students and faculty also prioritize cooperation and collaboration—working across our programs, with esteemed scholar-educators in STM and the Boston College Theology Department, and with renowned thinkers at the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium and throughout the region.

Programs, Degrees & Certificates


The STM offers a number of degree programs that 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.

Discern Your Program

As part of your degree program, you may complete one of four interdisciplinary certificates:

Through Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice:

Certificate in Human Rights and International Justice


Certificate programs are available for those who do not wish or need to commit to a degree program.  Certificates can be completed in both the academic year and summers.  Learn more about each of our certificates below. 

Discern Your Program


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 summers.

Discern Your Program

Meet Our Faculty

Learn from those committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and the pursuit of a just society.

Faculty Directory

Theology and Culture

Dominic F. Doyle

Spirituality and Embodiment

Colleen M. Griffith

The Early Church

Brian Dunkle, S.J.

The Theology and Ministry Library

Our 300,000-volume collection contains resources covering biblical studies, Catholic theology, canon law, Jesuitica, and other topics. The atrium gallery hosts distinctive exhibits and other events. Students can also reserve private study carrels.

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