How To Apply

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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, and for international students, the TOEFL.


Application Deadlines

There is still plenty of time to apply for Summer and Fall 2019! 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.
Fall 2019: There is still plenty of time to apply!
Spring 2019: December 1, 2018   
February 1, 2019
Ph.D. Theology and Education January 15, 2019
Summer M.A. Hybrid and Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation June 15, 2019
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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