lifelong learning

Boston University School of Theology offers many opportunities for continuing your theological education in conversation with diverse students and world-class professors. Many are free, open to the public, and require no previous registration or experience. Below is a list of current offerings. Also please consult our favorite links page. To design your own program or to find out about further possibilities for continuing your theological education, please contact the Office of Lifelong Learning, 617-353-3050 or e-mail at

Please also consult the Boston Theological Institute for events in other area seminaries that are open to Boston University School of Theology students. Two of our popular programs are:

  • The Continuing Scholar Program (formerly known as “Pastor-Scholar”) allows clergy, alumni/ae, and other religious professionals with a previously earned graduate degree in theology to earn continuing education credit (CEUs) by taking selected residential courses. No academic credit toward a degree program current or future can be earned in this way, nor may courses required for ordination be taken as a continuing scholar. A short applicationĀ and final paper are required.
  • Sabbatical Leave Program: The Office of Community Life and Lifelong Learning encourages clergy planning study at STH during a sabbatical leave to contact the Associate Dean who is available to assist them in planning and coordination of study opportunities.