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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. STM typically receives approximately 650 applications annually from potential students all over the world. About 150 students join our vibrant community each year. We review each application holistically, looking for academic excellence, ministerial experience, and potential for leadership. 

The admissions committee takes into account all components of the application: grade point average, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, work and/or volunteer experience, personal statement (where we look at the quality of writing and for high levels of religious, social, and intellectual maturity), the interview (for master's students), and the TOEFL (for international students). Please note the requirements are different for students seeking to take a course as a non-degree student.

There is still time to apply for summer and fall 2020! Apply soon for the highest scholarship consideration. 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer courses will be taught through remote instruction.


Application Deadlines

Our application will open on Monday, September 23! We encourage our M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., and Th.M. applicants to apply as soon as possible. That way, you will be eligible for the greatest number of financial aid opportunities. We recommend you begin your application as soon as you can so that we can include your application in our review!

Program Application Deadline
M.Div., M.A., M.T.S., Th.M., S.T.B., and S.T.L.
Spring 2020: December 1, 2019
Fall 2020 Priority Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2020. We will continue to allow applications after this date.
Doctoral Programs (Ph.D. Theology and Education and S.T.D.)
Fall 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer M.A. Hybrid and Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation Summer 2020: June 15, 2020
Nondegree and Certificates
We allow applications for certificates and non-degree status to be submitted until the beginning of the semester




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