Summer at STM

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 summer education. This year, our summer program will be offered remotely due to Covid-19.

We offer an array of courses that you can use toward a degree program or take for personal or professional development. Select from 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.

 

Summer courses include:

Anti-Racist Ministry in a Catholic Context

Grief and Loss

Intro to Ignatian Spirituality

Ministry in a Diverse Church

 

Program Offerings

M.A. Hybrid

The M.A. Hybrid allows students to complete a degree through a combination of summer on-campus and online courses taken throughout the year. Students are still able to begin during summer 2020. Apply by: June 15, 2020

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Summer at Linz

The STM is delighted to partner with the Katholische Privatuniversität Linz (KU Linz) in Linz, Austria to offer STM students an opportunity to enrich your theological education by studying at an institution that has been doing theology for 300 years.

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Intensive on the 19th Annotation for Spiritual Directors

STM is delighted to offer a week-long Summer Intensive to provide trained spiritual directors who have had the experience of the Spiritual Exercises with education and formation for being a leader in the 19th Annotation. June 28 - July 2, 2021.

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1-Credit Practical Modules

Each summer, STM offers a series of 1-week, 1-credit modules geared toward deepening knowledge of a particular area of ministry today.

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Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation

The Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation allows you to take the next step in your career and strengthen your ability to transform the spiritual lives of individuals and faith communities.

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Non-Degree Opportunities

Our non-degree option allows you to earn academic credit without enrolling in a degree program. We welcome applicants who wish to explore a path before committing fully or seek to hone their skills through professional development.

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Registration and Financial Aid

To begin the registration process, please follow these directions:

All students are asked to complete our application form.

If you are looking to take a course or two as a non-degree student, please select the non-degree application and indicate which course(s) you wish to take. 

If you are applying for the M.A. Hybrid, the Intensive on the 19th Annotation, or one of our Certificates, please select the application for that particular program. Additional application materials are required.

The cost per credit for summer 2021 is $1,196.

All applicants are considered for scholarship aid by filling out the "Financial Information" section of the application.

If you have any questions about our summer offerings, do not hesitate to contact us: stmadm@bc.edu.

Summer 2021 Online Courses

Please note: Many courses require assignments due on or before the first day of class.

Click each course title below for descriptions and pre-class assignments.

Liturgy and Lunch

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

 

Tasty Tuesdays

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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 TML

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The Theology and Ministry Library—with a 300,000-volume collection covering biblical studies, Catholic theology, canon law, Jesuitica, and other topics—supports the STM community’s research, teaching, and learning.

Daily Worship

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Our diverse 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 lectors, ministers of Holy Communion, Eucharistic Bread bakers, acolytes, and music ministers.