Student Research

Research and reflection are vital to life at STM, as they allow us to integrate what we learn in the classroom into our everyday experiences while enhancing broader scholarly conversations. As an STM student, you can work directly with our expert faculty and conduct your own research through self-directed study.

Our online, open-access, student-run journal Lumen et Vita represents another opportunity for you to publish your research, reflections, and reviews. The interdisciplinary journal promotes ongoing dialogue within STM and in the wider academic community.

Every year, STM students participate in and lead events such as the Gender, Sexuality, and Catholic Theology Conference (hosted by Gaudete, STM’s LGBTQ+ group) and the Imago Dei conference (hosted by the STM Women's Group). As an STM, student you’re eligible for generous reimbursement for these enriching experiences.

Student Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance is available to STM students who attend professional and academic conferences as a way to further their graduate and professional research initiatives and professional formation goals, and to represent the school on the local, national, and international level. Both the School of Theology and Ministry and the Graduate Student Association offer opportunities to fund conferences and research for qualified students. 

View funding opportunities