Resources for Current Students

Resources for Current Students

Academic Calendar (STM)

View academic calendar listings specific to STM.

Academic Calendar (BC)

View Boston College's current academic calendar.

Academic Policies

A full listing of STM's academic policies and requirements.

Conference Funding

Assistance is available to STM students who attend conferences.

Course Information

Peruse a list of STM's current and upcoming semester's courses.

Job Opportunities

STM is committed to helping students discern and prepare for ministry and other career paths post-graduation.

Program & Degree Resources

Access relevant documents relating to your program or degree.

Staff Directory (STM)

Need help with something? Find the appropriate staff member to contact.

Student Handbook

Online access to the 2023–2024 STM Student Handbook.



Student Resources

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is taken quite seriously at Boston College and by the dean and faculty of the School of Theology and Ministry, in particular.  STM abides by the University policy on academic integrity to be found in the University Graduate Catalog.  The roles and responsibilities of students, faculty, and deans with regard to promoting academic integrity can also be found in the University Graduate Catalog.  STM students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with these policies and procedures, as they are held responsible for this knowledge.  Students with questions regarding what constitutes a violation of Boston College’s Academic Integrity Policy, especially with regard to specific courses and assignments, are invited and encouraged to ask these questions of their professors and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


Not sure which is right for you? Have other questions about writing?
Contact Jen Bader, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at 617-552-4478 or

TMST7081: Writing and Research for Theology and Ministry

Usually offered every semester during the academic year, this course uses students’ writing assignments from other courses to teach the student how best to approach the various kinds of writing assignments most commonly given by STM faculty: theological reflection papers, research papers, weekly readings-based papers, etc. It also can help students prepare for larger projects such as theses and synthesis projects. This course is useful both for ESL students as well as students wanting to master writing skills in theology on a graduate level.

Connors Family Learning Center

Offers writing tutoring in person and online. Also offers some ESL services with regard to writing and speaking. 

Center Website

Writing Companions Corner

Located in the Theology and Ministry Library (TML), the Writing Companions Corner offers individual writing tutoring to STM students of all levels who are in coursework. 

Sign Up for an Appointment

M.A.T.M. Thesis

Watch a video from the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry faculty members overviewing the M.A. in Theology and Ministry thesis process.

An education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry provides knowledge, formation, and skills that are assets in many fields. In addition to traditional ministries, many students work in medicine, business, and education. Placement services guide students in seeking a vocational path that is appropriate to their particular interests and talents.

Graduates of the STM serve in a variety of ministries. The associate dean of student affairs provides personalized placement assistance, publishes an annual Resume Book of STM graduates sent to over one hundred employers nationwide, and works with the Boston College Career Center to tailor workshops to the needs of STM students.  Employment notices are posted regularly on the STM Web site so that prospective graduates have access to the most up-to-date job opportunities from employers seeking STM graduates. Faculty mentors begin working with students who plan to continue for doctoral studies as early as the student’s first semester.  STM students gain admission to many of the world’s most selective doctoral programs. This testifies to the quality of a STM education, the caliber of the student body, and the school’s thorough placement process.

Job Opportunities

Graduate International Student Association (GISA)

GISA is a student organization run by graduate international students at Boston College. The mission is to provide educational, social and cultural opportunities to the graduate international student community at Boston College. In addition, the GISA seeks to promote and enhance positive interactions among American and International graduate students.

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

The mission of the Office of International Students and Scholars is to work with the larger BC community to help ensure the academic and personal success of international students and scholars, and their families, at Boston College. The OISS provides information, support, and services so that international students and scholars can achieve their goals both in and outside of the classroom. The OISS aims to increase awareness of international student and scholar needs, promote intercultural competency across campus, and advocate for greater support for the international community of Boston College.

What is Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaches will meet with you in- person or virtually to facilitate a one-on-one conversation on personal wellness. The initial wellness coaching session is 45 minutes and follow-up sessions are encouraged and can be scheduled as needed.

How does it work?

Wellness Coaches take a holistic approach to personal wellness and work with you through a collaborative and non-judgmental partnership to:

  • Explore how dimensions of well-being connect to your strengths, values, and motivations
  • Help students to set and achieve wellness goals and learn coping skills to thrive personally and academically
  • And help to connect you to campus resources


How do I sign up?

You can email our two coaches to set up an appointment.

Marcia Ryan and Kara O'Sullivan


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