Academic integrity is taken quite seriously at Boston College and by the dean and faculty of the School of Theology and Ministry, in particular. STM abides by the University policy on academic integrity to be found in the University Graduate Catalog. The roles and responsibilities of students, faculty, and deans with regard to promoting academic integrity can also be found in the University Graduate Catalog. STM students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with these policies and procedures, as they are held responsible for this knowledge. Students with questions regarding what constitutes a violation of Boston College’s Academic Integrity Policy, especially with regard to specific courses and assignments, are invited and encouraged to ask these questions of their professors and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
An education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry provides knowledge, formation, and skills that are assets in many fields. In addition to traditional ministries, many students work in medicine, business, and education. Placement services guide students in seeking a vocational path that is appropriate to their particular interests and talents.
Graduates of the STM serve in a variety of ministries. The associate dean of student affairs provides personalized placement assistance, publishes an annual Resume Book of STM graduates sent to over one hundred employers nationwide, and works with the Boston College Career Center to tailor workshops to the needs of STM students. Employment notices are posted regularly on the STM Web site so that prospective graduates have access to the most up-to-date job opportunities from employers seeking STM graduates. Faculty mentors begin working with students who plan to continue for doctoral studies as early as the student’s first semester. STM students gain admission to many of the world’s most selective doctoral programs. This testifies to the quality of a STM education, the caliber of the student body, and the school’s thorough placement process.
Lay ministers often require certain certifications beyond a master's degree. Such certifications are for faith formation, pastoral associate positions, and music ministry. For information on places offering such certification, see the links below:
For certification process and supplemental information involving pastoral associate positions, please see: http://www.bostoncatholic.org/LayEcclesialMinistries.aspx
For all other information on certification and lay ministries, see: http://www.bostoncatholic.org/LayEcclesialMinistries.aspx
GISA is a student organization run by graduate international students at Boston College. The mission is to provide educational, social and cultural opportunities to the graduate international student community at Boston College. In addition, the GISA seeks to promote and enhance positive interactions among American and International graduate students.
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.
Looking for a conference? Check our list of upcoming conferences and calls for papers.
Please contact Steve Cote (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns regarding funding and travel.