Boston College is a world-class center of theological study, comprising both the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) and the Theology Department in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. This page highlights the opportunities available to STM students through the Theology Department.
Students at STM have access to courses and faculty in the Theology Department, enhancing the breadth and depth of theological study at BC. Combined, the two entities are home to 70 full-time faculty members—the largest theological faculty in the United States. Below are select faculty members from the Theology Department.
The Boston College Theology Department is home to a premier Ph.D. program in theology. STM students are able to take doctoral seminars as part of their master’s coursework, enabling them to experience doctoral study and to build relationships with faculty members they may wish to work with in the future.
Theology Department faculty are also available to serve as informal advisors to STM students and to serve on students’ theses and/or comprehensive exam committees.
Faculty within both STM and the Theology Department are eager to support student research at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Every year, we bring both entities together formally through an annual colloquium featuring doctoral research from the Theology Ph.D. program and STM’s Ph.D. in theology and education.
Theology Ph.D. students and STM students in the Doctorate in Sacred Theology program also gather regularly with faculty for research colloquia within discipline areas.
In addition to public lectures hosted by STM each year, the Theology Department sponsors lectures featuring scholars both internal and external to Boston College. Signature events include: