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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 2023 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.

Spring 2023: November 15, 2022

Fall 2023 Priority Scholarship Deadline: January 13, 2023. Applications will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis as space allows.

Ph.D. Theology and Education
Fall 2023: January 13, 2023. Applications are not accepted after this date.
Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) Fall 2022: January 13, 2023. 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 2023: Rolling Admissions
Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation and Intensive on the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises Summer 2023: April 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted after this date as space permits.
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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