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School of Theology and Ministry

Life at STM

“We, though many, are one body.”   1 Corinthians 10:17


When you arrive at the STM, you are welcomed and invited to become part of a diverse, global learning community. Our students are believers and seekers, who come to Boston from all over the world to deepen their knowledge, acquire the best pastoral formation, and attend to their spiritual and personal growth.

Representing every region in the U.S., as well as 35 different countries, our students range in age from their early twenties to mid-seventies; they are male and female; single, married, priests, and vowed religious. Together they constitute a multicultural community that fosters bonds of solidarity, engages difference, and offers both the support and challenge that enhance all aspects of student formation.

A distinctive feature of the STM community is the way in which faculty, staff, administration, and students share responsibility for the life of the school and the holistic formation that it offers.

Jacqueline Regan, BC STM Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Jacqueline Regan
Associate Dean of Students

We strive to for integration across the four pillars - intellectual, pastoral, human, and spiritual - through all that we do, both inside and outside the classroom. Whether through engagement in Thursday liturgy and lunch, spiritual formation offerings, student organizations and events, program-specific meetings and dinners, outreach to the local community, or through daily encounters in the offices, hallways, and Service Center, members of the STM community are committed to helping each other develop their unique ministerial gifts. Opportunities for communal prayer, especially our daily celebration of Eucharist, symbolize and express who we are as a school community: one body sharing faith, promoting justice, and forming servant leaders in the Jesuit tradition for the church and world.

We hope that you will consider joining the STM community. As a graduate student at Boston College, you will have access to considerable resources offered by a small school within an international research university, and a city steeped in rich intellectual, cultural, and ecclesial traditions. From Accepted Student Days to Eschaton Week, you will have the opportunity to build a global network of colleagues, mentors, and friends who will sustain your vocational commitments into the future.