Clough School of Theology and Ministry

As a global center for theological study rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, the Gloria L. and Charles I. Clough School of Theology and Ministry (CSTM) prepares ministers, scholars, and leaders to serve the needs of the Church and the world.

Applications for most programs are still being accepted on a rolling basis.

Quick Facts


worldwide ranking in theology, divinity, & religious studies


of master's students receive financial support


of 2022 graduates found a placement within six months of graduation


BC theology faculty members—the largest theology faculty in the U.S.

Belonging at CSTM

At CSTM, a rich variety of voices converge to form one dynamic, tight-knit community grounded in the values of intellectual dialogue and reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints.

What Is Jesuit Education?

A Jesuit education prepares you to walk in St. Ignatius's footsteps by living in service to others, advocating for the underserved, and engaging with the world's most pressing issues through scholarship. 

Our Approach: Formative Theological Education

Reflect, discern, and grow—in the classroom and beyond.

At CSTM, our approach integrates life's intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions. Learn more about how formative theological education can help you grow and embrace your vocation.

Top Stories
July 20, 2022 -- Boston College's Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, Fr. Michael "Mick" McCarthy, SJ. Photographed in Simboli Hall.
We take seriously our responsibility to walk with our students and offer them an experience of spiritual, intellectual, pastoral, and human formation. Growth in these areas will not only help them lead more fulfilling lives, but also engage in the most critical issues of our times—like climate change, racial justice, and economic justice in a global context.
Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., Dean, Boston College Clough School of Theology and Ministry


Hispanic & Latinx Programs

Learn to serve and lead in an increasingly Hispanic church.

Academic Programs

  • M.A. in Theology and Ministry (concentration in Hispanic Ministry)
  • Certificate in Hispanic Ministry
  • Certificate in Theology and Ministry

Haciendo Caminos

In partnership with Notre Dame, this $7.9 million grant from the Lilly Endowment will reduce barriers and increase support for graduate theological education for young adult Catholics with a particular commitment to serving Hispanic communities.

Formación Continua 

A través de cursos virtuales, una oferta de formación, y herramientas digitales, Formación Continua aporta a miles de personas de todo el mundo en sus viajes de fe.


A community blog from the Boston College Clough School of Theology and Ministry

Humans of CSTM

Explore CSTM's hilltop home, Simboli Hall, virtually or in person.