Master of Sacred Theology (STM) Program

Rationale

The STM degree is a second-level graduate professional degree for those who wish to pursue a year of more advanced coursework focusing on a particular discipline. The degree is not normally considered probationary for the doctorate.  Students in the STM program may concentrate in any number of disciplines, including but not limited to the following:

  • Church History and Historical Theology
  • Missions
  • New Testament
  • Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
  • Social Ethics
  • Philosophy and Systematic Theology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Pastoral Psychology and Psychology of Religion
  • Church Music and the Arts
  • Homiletics (Preaching) – The next admissions cycle for this discipline will be for fall 2011 matriculation.
  • Liturgy (Worship) – The next admissions cycle for this discipline will be for fall 2011 matriculation.
  • Evangelism
  • Spirituality
  • Practical Theology

STM students can also pursue certification in the following areas, in conjunction with the Boston Theological Institute, as part of a major discipline concentration:

  • Religion and Conflict Transformation
  • Science and Religion

STM Curriculum

STM section of the STH Bulletin (click here for information about STM curriculum)

STM Handbook (From the Advanced Studies Committee)