The School of Theology and Ministry stands as an intellectual and spiritual centerpiece of an esteemed research university grounded in a storied tradition of faith leadership training. We prepare students to transform communities, the Church, and the world through service.
of master's students receive financial aid
scholarships, assistantships, & other awards
Our multicultural community includes students and faculty of all ages, genders, and backgrounds who are committed to a single mission: to develop their academic and ministerial gifts in service to the Church and the world.
In the spirit of the Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition’s pursuit of truth, we emphasize the process of discernment in decision making, prayer, and conversations with advisors. Discernment is about gathering as much information as possible to inform intense personal reflection. Choose from master's programs, doctoral programs, certificates, non-degree programs, and the ecclesiastical sequence.
majors represented at STM
Incoming Class, Fall 2023
"It was partly a call for furthering a critical and informed response to social issues and partly a personal call to cultivate my own intellectual and spiritual curiosities."
"As my nonprofit work evolved to become more focused on margins than on ministry, and my professional writing increasingly railed against the Golden Calf, I decided it was time to respond to the call."
"I saw so many people hurt and feeling hopeless and it made me want to do more and to be more. It led me to seek out whatever way I could to dedicate my life to the service of others."
"My time at the STM has affirmed one of my most long standing academic interests which revolves around questions of gender, sexuality, and embodiment in the Catholic space. "
"I am grateful to many STM alumni who have served as role models at different parts of my life, and I think that my relationships with them–and with other mentors, friends, and family–definitely influenced my call to the MA/MSW program and STM in general."
Lay and religious students from around the world form our diverse community—one that represents a range of ages, interests, and experiences. Explore some of their stories.
With its vibrant music and sports scenes, abundant green space and access to the ocean and mountains, and wealth of American history, Greater Boston presents ample opportunity for personal fulfillment.