The School of Theology is a graduate professional school offering an array of programs at the master’s and doctoral levels.
First-Level Professional Programs
|Master of Divinity
|Master of Sacred Music
|Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music
|Master of Theological Studies
Advanced Degree Programs
|Master of Sacred Theology
|Doctor of Ministry
|Doctor of Philosophy
- Nondegree Students (“Special Students”)
- Dual Degree Program with the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
In this program, students work toward the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) while completing requirements for the MTS or the MDiv.
- Dual Degree Program with the School of Social Work
In this program, students work toward the Master of Social Work (MSW) while completing requirements for the MTS or the MDiv.
- Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management
Students in the MDiv and MTS programs may complete a four-courses sequence through Metropolitan College (MET) in order to earn a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management as a part of their degree.
- Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
This program is offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at BU as a certificate that can be earned alongside a graduate degree from the School of Theology (STH). Please visit the bulletin page for the Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies for additional information and course requirements.
- Ministry Certificates
Students in any degree program may simultaneously pursue coursework leading to a certificate in evangelism, music ministry, Christian education, or spiritual formation. While open to all students, only United Methodists may apply this coursework toward denominational certification programs.
- Graduate Division of Religious Studies Programs
The Graduate Division of Religious Studies of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences administers the Master of Arts and additional PhD programs. Most members of the School of Theology faculty are also members of this division, along with those working in cognate fields in other colleges and schools of the University.