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 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

To begin the registration process, please follow these directions:

All summer students are asked to complete our application form and indicate which course(s) you wish to take.

If you are applying for the M.A. Hybrid, the Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation,
or one of our other Certificates, additional application materials are required.

Please email to indicate which course(s) you wish to take.

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. Apply by: June 15, 2019

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Post-Master's Certificate

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. July 15–26, 2019 Apply by: June 15, 2019

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Summer 2020 Courses

Please click on the course title for descriptions and information.

Please note: Many courses require pre-arrival assignments. The details are located in the course descriptions.

On-Campus housing is available.


Student Double Occupancy Rate for 2019

Liturgy and Lunch


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—supports the STM community’s research, teaching, and learning.

Daily Worship


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.