degree programs & certificates

The School of Theology offers seven degree programs with the possibility of specialization in a number of academic disciplines. Degree program learning outcomes for all degrees can be found here

First Level Masters Degrees

Advanced Degree Programs

Dual Degrees


All certificate programs listed below may be pursued independently or as part of other STH degree programs. The purpose of STH Certificates is to help students deepen their knowledge and expertise in a particular area and to document their specialized preparation for ministry.

Boston University School of Theology offers the following three certificates both for United Methodist Students (in coordination with the General Board of Higher Education) or independently for students who are not United Methodist.

United Methodist Students pursuing the above certificates are eligible to be certified through annual conference boards of ordained ministry after completing the academic courses for each certificate, and by fulfilling the additional church and personal requirements. The School of Theology’s procedure for documenting students’ specialized academic work is to provide a letter of completion. For questions related to admissions into a certificate program, please contact the School of Theology Admissions Office at For all other questions about the certificate program not related to the admissions process, please contact Dr. Wanda Stahl, Co-Director of Contextual Education.

In addition to the above certificates, the Boston Theological Institute ( offers two certificate programs through the School of Theology:

Other Boston University certificates that may be of interest to School of Theology students: