Theology and Ministry

Boston College

36 months
1744 USD/credit
1744 USD/credit
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With its focus on intellectual, pastoral, and spiritual formation, the Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (M.A.) program is particularly well suited to lay students who plan to pursue ecclesial ministries in parish, college campus, high school, health care, or social service settings

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 It combines intensive study of theology, pastoral development, active engagement in spiritual formation, and a supervised ministry placement you and a faculty advisor will select based on your interests. 

In order to give its students integrated preparation for their work and careers, the STM also offers dual-degree master’s programsin partnership with Boston College’s School of Social Work (M.S.W.); Lynch School of Education (M.A., Counseling); Carroll School of Management (M.B.A.); and Connell School of Nursing (M.S.).

Highlights of the M.A. program include:

  • Theological, ministerial, and spiritual formation in a two-year, 48-credit program
  • Choice of standard ministry, religious education, or Hispanic ministry tracks
  • Most students complete the M.A. program in two years; our dual-degree programs typically demand three years
  • The Hybrid M.A. program can be completed through a combination of online and on-campus coursework
  • Thesis project required

Programme Structure

For more information visit the university's website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


All applicants must submit a self-reported transcript with course names translated into English. There is no need to convert your GPA to the 4.0 scale.

  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
  • GRE General Test recommended
  • At least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1744 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1744 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.

Tuition Rate (per credit hour)  


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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