School of Theology and Ministry

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM) is an international theological center that serves the Church’s mission in the world as part of a Catholic and Jesuit university. The school prepares its students for ministries that are as diverse as the composition of the student body—Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, women and men for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith. The STM is committed to the Catholic theological tradition, rigorous academic inquiry, interdisciplinary study, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and the engagement of faith and culture. The STM offers graduate programs, including civil and ecclesiastical degrees in theology and ministry that integrate intellectual, spiritual, pastoral, and personal formation and reaches out to larger theological and pastoral communities through STM Crossroads learning resources, the publication of New Testament Abstracts, and timely continuing education programs. For more information, visit the STM website at www.bc.edu/stm.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Applying to the School of Theology and Ministry is straightforward; however, each program has specific requirements. Be sure to review carefully the requirements for your program of study. Access to the online application can be found through the STM website at www.bc.edu/stmapply.

Graduate Degree Programs

The School of Theology and Ministry offers graduate students a number of degree-granting programs. Our degree programs prepare students for ministries that are as diverse as the composition of the student body—Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, women and men for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith, and scholars preparing for a career in academia.

Academic Policies and Procedures