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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. STM typically receives approximately 650 applications annually from potential students all over the world. About 150 students join our vibrant community each year. We review each application holistically, looking for academic excellence, ministerial experience, and potential for leadership. 

The admissions committee takes into account all components of the application: grade point average, GRE scores (optional, but preferred), letters of recommendation, work and/or volunteer experience, personal statement (where we look at the quality of writing and for high levels of religious, social, and intellectual maturity), the interview (for master's students), and the TOEFL (for international students). Please note the requirements are different for students seeking to take a course as a non-degree student.


Application Deadlines

Our 2022 application is now live! We encourage our M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., and Th.M. applicants to apply as soon as possible to be eligible for the greatest number of financial aid opportunities.

Program Application Deadline
M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., Th.M., S.T.B., S.T.L.
Fall 2022: Applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis.
Ph.D. Theology and Education
Fall 2022: January 15, 2022. Applications are not accepted after this date.
Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) Fall 2022: January 15, 2022. Ordinarily, the S.T.D. program can only begin in the fall. To request an exception to this, please reach out to the admissions office.
Summer M.A. Hybrid  Summer 2022: Rolling Admissions; Final Deadline: June 1, 2022.
Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation and Intensive on the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises

Summer 2022: May 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted after this date as space permits.

The Post-Master's Certificate is full for 2022. You can still apply to be added to the waitlist.

Only a few seats remain for the Intensive on the 19th Annotation. Apply soon!

Nondegree and Certificates We allow applications for certificates and non-degree status to be submitted until the beginning of each term.




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