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Boston University

School of Theology

Boston , MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / School of Theology is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
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)
Master of Divinity (M Div) Religion and the academy
Master of Sacred Music (MSM) Organ
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Evangelism and missiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Spirituality studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Congregation and community
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Leadership and administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Worship
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Church and society
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Homiletics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Religious education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Practical theology Pastoral theology and psychology
Master of Divinity (M Div) Chaplaincy
Doctor of Ministry (D Min) Transformational leadership
Master of Divinity (M Div) Pastoral ministry
Master of Sacred Music (MSM) Choral conducting
Master of Divinity (M Div) Community and global engagement
Master of Divinity (M Div) Church and the arts

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 77
Doctoral Degrees 20
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Contextual education
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
2 languages, dissertation, and comprehensive exam (for PhD)
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

334
Applied
231
Accepted
106
Enrolled
69%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 89

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards July 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

340
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.47%
Black or African American 10.59%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29%
Asian 3.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.76%
Unknown 4.71%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

50
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 11
Male (28)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Practical theology, ethics, environmental theology, religion and conflict transformation, chaplaincy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,496,000

Location & Contact

Address 745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Rev. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore
Dean
Email: memoore@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3050
Fax: 617-353-3061

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