School of Theology Boston University

School of Theology Boston University

Boston, MA
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $20,318
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
33 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Transformational Leadership Doctor of Ministry (D Min)
    • History And Hermeneutics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Biblical studies]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [church history]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [liturgical studies]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [mission studies]
    • Practical Theology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [church and society]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [congregation and community]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [evangelism and missiology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [homiletics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [leadership and administration]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [pastoral theology and psychology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [religious education]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [spirituality studies]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [worship]
    • Constructive Theology And Ethics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [constructive theology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [theological ethics]
    • Pastoral Ministry Master of Divinity (M Div) [Pastoral Ministry and Counseling ]
    • Chaplaincy Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Church And The Arts Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Religion And The Academy Master of Divinity (M Div) [Religion ]
    • Global And Community Engagement Master of Divinity (M Div)
    • Master of Divinity/Master of Sacred Ministry (M Div/MSM)
      Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (M Div/MSW)
      Master of Theological Studies/Master of Social Work (MTS/MSW)
    • Organ Master of Sacred Music (MSM)
    • Choral Conducting Master of Sacred Music (MSM)
    • Theology Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
      Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Spirituality Studies Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Ecological Theology And Ethics Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Religion And Science Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Transcultural Studies Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • Religion And Conflict Transformation Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 78
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some, Thesis optional and contextual education
    • Doctoral Degrees 2 Foreign Languages, Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis optional


70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 234
    • Accepted 166
    • Acceptance Rate 70
    • Enrolled 106
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $95
    • Application Fee - International $95
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.3
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$20,318
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJuly 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students329
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students329
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Full-time Percentage79%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student18%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty41
    • Full-time Percentage83%
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPractical theology, Biblical studies, theology and ethical, history of Christianity
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$2,496,000

Location & Contact

School of Theology

Boston University

745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Rev. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore


Phone: 617-353-3050
Fax: 617-353-3061

Rev. Anastasia Kidd

Director of Admissions and College Relations

Phone: 617-353-3036
Fax: 617-358-0140

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