Hispanic Theology and Ministry

Through diverse programs and partnerships focused on advancing Hispanic ministry and scholarship, CSTM prepares ministers, academics, educators, and Church leaders to serve the needs of Hispanic Catholics in the United States. Alongside our degree and certificate programs, CSTM's Formación Continua courses provide continuing education to some 20,000 people around the world, entirely in Spanish. 

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Prepare to serve and lead in an increasingly Hispanic Church.


of all Catholics self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx

Academic Programs

Students in all of our graduate degree programs can incorporate courses in Hispanic theology and ministry. We also offer a dedicated certificate and a concentration within our M.A. program. 

M.A. in Theology and Ministry

Our M.A. program offers an optional Hispanic Ministry concentration for interested students. This master's program can be completed full-time on BC's campus or in a part-time, hybrid format that combines online courses with in-person summer sessions.

Certificate in Theology and Ministry

This flexible 18-credit certificate program can be completed entirely online. It provides a broad grounding in theology and ministry that can be tailored toward ministerial work with Hispanic faith communities.

Certificate in Hispanic Ministry

Are you already serving Hispanic communities or interested in doing so in the future? This 18-credit program is perfect for students and professionals, with graduate degrees and without, who wish to focus their service on Hispanic ministry.

Financial Aid

Qualified lay applicants of all backgrounds who demonstrate a clear commitment to advancing Hispanic ministry and scholarship, and who intend to work with Hispanic communities after completing their studies, are eligible to apply for a scholarship that will cover at least 75% of their tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and availability.

Boston College Clough School of Theology and Ministry is also a lead partner of Haciendo Caminos, a network designed to support young adult Catholics with a particular commitment to serving Hispanic communities.

Meet Our Students and Alumni


With one of the largest concentrations of Hispanic and Latin American theologians in the country, CSTM's faculty bring truly enriching perspectives on research, teaching, and mentorship.

Latinx Christianity

Benjamin Valentin

Global Catholicism

Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F.

Theology of the People

Rafael Luciani



Through our partnerships with organizations on campus and around the country, CSTM students will find a range of additional opportunities to connect with Hispanic and Latinx communities and prepare to serve their needs.

Corazon Latinx

Corazon Latinx fosters a sense of comunidad among CSTM students who are interested in working with Latinx communities. The committee works to promote awareness and celebrates Latinx religious culture in three distinct areas: community, liturgy, and spirituality. 

National Networks

STM partners with several organizations supporting Hispanic ministry in the U.S., including:

  • National Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM)
  • National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM)
  • LaRED National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana.

Hispanic Summer Program

STM is a sponsor of the Hispanic Summer Program, which seeks to shape the next generation of Latinx theological and academic leaders. Each summer, the program offers courses with leading Hispanic and Latinx scholars at a host institution, and students can attend at a reasonable cost. 

Haciendo Caminos

This $7.9 million grant from the Lilly Endowment will increase support for graduate theological education for young adult Catholics with a particular commitment to serving Hispanic communities.


Formación Continua

Los cursos en español de la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio (STM) de Boston College están orientados a la formación continua de todas las personas que quieran profundizar en su desarrollo humano, espiritual y teológico desde una perspectiva cristiana. Esto les permitirá conocerse mejor como personas que viven sus vidas en relación con otros en la sociedad.



Certificado de Liderazgo

La Escuela de Teología y Ministerio y la Escuela de Social Work de Boston College ofrecen un programa de formación para líderes de las comunidades eclesiales hispanas.


Estos cursos se ofrecerán bajo una doble modalidad. Pueden ser realizados de forma presencial, en el campus de Boston College; o de forma virtual, mediante la plataforma en línea de la universidad.


A continuación ofrecemos una serie de videos destinados a la formación continua de personas y grupos interesados en profundizar temas de actualidad teológica y pastoral.

Annual Hispanic Ministry Renewal Day

Cada año, la Escuela de Teología y Ministeria organiza un día de formación y crecimiento para líderes pastorales que trabajan con comunidades hispanas.

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