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.
Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministries
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