Summer at STM

Every year, more than 200 lay and ordained students from all over the world come together to form our lively summer study community. This continues our 50-year tradition of providing high-quality religious and pastoral ministry summer education.

We offer an array of courses that you can use toward a degree program or take for personal or professional development. Select from online courses, morning and evening three-credit classes that occur over three-week sessions, and a variety of one-credit options that take place over a one-week period.

If you have any questions about our summer offerings, do not hesitate to contact us: 617-552-6506 or

The registration process will begin on Monday, February 25.

Hybrid M.A. in Theology and Ministry
The Hybrid M.A. in Theology and Ministry has been designed to be flexible for students wo cannot study full-time in Boston. This 48-credit program can be completed through a combination of on-campus and online courses taken in the summer and throughout the academic year. Because the program features both in-person and online interactions, student maintain close connections with their classmates.

Students are guided by our faculty advisers to craft the best program of study and sequence of courses. Through an intensive program of study, it is possible to complete the program in three years. However, students have up to five years to complete the program and could focus on taking one or two courses at a time.


Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation
The Post-Master's Certificate allows you to take the next step in your career and strengthen your ability to transform the spiritual lives of individuals and faith communities. Three themes—prayer and discernment, the art of spiritual direction, and working within faith communities—highlight the program.

This advanced certificate is offered only in the summers and is completed over three summers. The program includes discussions with faculty members who are established professionals and hands-on small group work. Prerequisities include a master's degree in theology and full-time experience in ministry.

Dates for Summer 2019: Monday through Friday, July 15–26

Summer 2019 Courses

Course descriptions and pre-arrival assignments/information will be posted here in Winter 2019.

Summer Academics

4 Certificates
1 Degree
200 Students
20 Courses

On-Campus Housing

We offer affordable campus housing and dining options during summer, through BC's Office of Residential Life.

Daily Worship

The diverse student community comes together not only in the classroom, but also to pray and reflect during daily Mass and student-led prayer services.  Daily worship is celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday during both summer sessions. Students are invited to participate in liturgical ministries, including lector, ministers of Holy Communion, Eucharistic Bread bakers, acolytes, and music ministers.

Flynn Recreation Complex

Summer memberships are available at the Flynn Recreation Complex.  For more information, please visit

Housing Costs


Student Double Occupancy Rate for 2018

Home to over 40 colleges and universities, a wealth of world-class cultural institutions, and a wide array of professional and collegiate sports teams, the city buzzes with energy, knowledge, and new ideas. And with the Charles River and Atlantic Ocean, Boston offers endless recreational possibilities.

Students take advantage of many of these opportunites throughout the year.

In Boston

  • Whale watching and harbor cruises
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park
  • The Museum of Fine Arts (free with BC ID)
  • The Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill, and the U.S.S. Constitution
  • Red Sox baseball games
  • Concerts and events on Boston Common
  • Boston's vibrant Theater District
  • Kayaking on the Charles River
  • The historically Italian North End (filled with delicious restaurants)



  • Cape Cod and the Islands
  • Gloucester and other seaside towns
  • Easy travel to NYC, Montreal, Portland ME, and Newport RI
  • Walden Pond
  • Historic Lexington and Concord
  • Salem
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Hiking in the Blue Hills

Arts & Culture

All-School Mass and Repast

Every Wednesday during the summer, our community gathers for liturgy and lunch, a time to worship and bond over our shared faith.


Tasty Tuesdays

Greet the morning with coffee and pastries each Tuesday with your fellow students and STM faculty and staff. Tasty Tuesdays provide a great opportunity to connect with the community and ask questions.


The Theology and Ministry Library

With a 300,000-volume collection covering biblical studies, Catholic theology, canon law, Jesuitica, and other topics, the TML supports the STM community’s research, teaching, and learning.