At STM, a rich variety of voices converge to form one dynamic community grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic values of intensive intellectual dialogue and reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our students and faculty range in age from their 20s to their 70s. They’re women and men, single, married, priests, new graduates and career professionals, lay students and vowed religious from all over the world. In fact, international students make up 25 percent of our student body. We’re constantly working to ensure we reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. Catholic Church and international Church and provide resources that meet the needs of every student.
All of us share a single mission: to develop our academic and ministerial gifts in service to the Church and the world. And we value each student equitably—no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, or age.
“The School of Theology and Ministry prepares pastoral leaders and theological scholars to inspire others to imagine possibility and live with radical hope. We do this through a curriculum that honors a diversity of perspectives about what it means to be in relationship with God, others and the world. We model it through pedagogical commitments that foster serious inquiry and life-giving empowerment. We bring it to life through our research and service.”
As part of its commitment to forming creative and transformative leaders who take seriously the challenges and opportunities of serving in culturally diverse contexts, the School of Theology and Ministry offers an exciting curriculum in Hispanic Theology and Ministry. Our programs prepare pastoral leaders, academics, educators and other professionals to serve the needs of a fast-growing Hispanic Catholic population in the United States.
Hailing from all around the world and representing a variety of ages, STM students bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom. They enrich our community with the discourse they inspire and initiate.