Special Instructions for Religious Applicants

Information for Jesuit Applicants

All of the STM's admission procedures and requirements apply to our Jesuit applicants. Before applying to STM, international Jesuits must contact the Rector of the St. Peter Faber Jesuit Community, Fr. Michael Boughton, S.J. before starting their application. Their provincial should be included in this correspondence. 

Jesuits requiring financial assistance should be in touch with Fr. Boughton as soon as possible so that names may be submitted to the U.S. Jesuit Conference, which will decide whether to approve the funding. 

All Jesuit Scholastic applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. As part of the application, all must include a letter from their provincial, which should indicate an intent to mission the student to STM, request housing, and indicate if financial funding is needed. 

Non-Jesuit Religious Applicants

Religious applicants who are not Jesuits, must also follow all of the STM's admission procedures and requirements.  Religious requiring scholarship and parish/convent housing assistance, should apply by January 15, 2021 for the Fall 2021 semester. All Religious applicants are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If admitted, the Admissions Office will provide documents that must be completed so that Boston College can process all visa documentation for our incoming international students.

Permission of Superior

As an Ecclesiastical Faculty, we must require that either the superior of a Roman Catholic religious order or the bishop of a diocesan priest support the enrollment and attendance of study, pursuant to a degree at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. All priests and religious from a Roman Catholic Order must obtain a letter from their bishop or superior indicating their complete awareness and support of studies at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, including financial support.

The letter should be an original letter on official letterhead signed by the Bishop or Major Superior and include:

  • Degree to which the applicant is applying
  • Intended semester of enrollment
  • Contact information of the Bishop or Major Superior

The letter should be addressed to Anthony Russo, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management, and can be uploaded as part of the online application.

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