Annual Hispanic Ministry Renewal Day
Día de formación y crecimiento para líderes pastorales
As part of its commitment to forming creative and transformative leaders who take seriously the challenges and opportunities of serving in culturally diverse contexts, the School of Theology and Ministry offers an exciting curriculum in Hispanic Theology and Ministry. Our programs prepare pastoral leaders, academics, educators and other professionals to serve the needs of a fast-growing Hispanic Catholic population in the United States. These programs offer our entire academic community the opportunity to engage leading U.S. Hispanic and Latin American theological voices as part of their formation. Boston College has one of the largest concentrations of Hispanic and Latin American theologians teaching in one institution in the country who bring truly enriching perspectives on research, teaching and mentorship.
Mindful that nearly 45 percent of all Catholics in the United States self-identify as Hispanic/Latino, our research, academic programs and educational practices are at the forefront of the conversation on how to serve ministerially and think theologically in an increasingly Hispanic church.
Qualified lay applicants, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, who demonstrate a clear commitment to Hispanic ministry and theology, and who intend to work with Hispanic communities after completing their studies, are eligible for at least a 75% tuition scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, promise and availability.
Connect with STM to learn more about our offerings in Hispanic theology and ministry.
Earn your master's through M.A. program, which can be completed either full-time or through a hybrid model (online and summers in-person). Concentration option in Hispanic Ministry.Learn More
Are you already enriching 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.Learn More
Students in other degree programs are welcome to incorporate courses and potential concentrations in Hispanic theology and ministry. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Our faculty are committed to teaching and research that engages culturally diverse contexts and theology. With expertise in areas such as theology and culture, Latinx Christianity, Latin American liberation theology, and Global Catholicism, your time at STM will offer you the space to learn from leading theologians in the area of Hispanic theology and ministry.
Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education & chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, is a renowned scholar of Hispanic Catholicism and theology & culture. Among his many publications include reports from his time serving as principal or co-principal investigator on two national studies:
Corazón Latinx is a cultural affinity group at STM for Latin@s and Latin American students that supports cultural events and discussions on theology from a Latin American and US Latin@ perspective.
STM is proud to partner with a number of organizations supporting Hispanic ministry in the U.S.: National Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM), National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM), and LaRED National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana.
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.