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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, 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.

There is still time to apply for fall 2020! Deadline: August 14, 2020.

 

Application Deadlines

Our 2021 application will open on Monday, September 14! We encourage our M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., and Th.M. applicants to apply as soon as possible. That way, you will 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., and S.T.D.
Spring 2021: November 15, 2020
Fall 2021 Priority Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2021. We will continue to allow applications after this date.
Ph.D. Theology and Education
Fall 2020: January 15, 2021
Summer M.A. Hybrid and Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation Summer 2021: June 1, 2021
Summer Intensive on the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises Summer 2021: May 15, 2021
Nondegree and Certificates
We allow applications for certificates and non-degree status to be submitted until the beginning of the semester.

 

 

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