STM prides itself on being a school that is deeply aware of context – both in how it informs our theology, and also how it shapes the realities of our students. We recognize that some students cannot commit to moving to Boston full-time, but are interested in pursuing an STM degree, and with it, the resources of a world-class Jesuit, Catholic institution. Below is information about two programs we offer that can be completed from a distance – a hybrid M.A. in theology and ministry and an 18-credit Certificate in Theology and Ministry.
We also offer a robust Continuing Education program, in both English and Spanish, which offers vast resources for ongoing faith formation and enrichment. More information can be found below.
Students typically take on-campus courses during the summer, when on-campus housing is available, and leverage online courses during the fall and spring. Because our program features both in-person and online interaction, students maintain close connections with their classmates.
Explore a specific area of ministry or an expansive range of theological and pastoral areas through this flexible 18-credit certificate. Complete the program through a combination of academic year, summer, or online offerings. This certificate can also be completed fully online.
Synchronous courses are conducted in real time. In asynchronous courses there is no weekly day/time that students are required to be online; however, students must check in frequently, often on a daily basis, to complete assignments and/or engage in written discussion sessions.