Boston College rose to seventh place overall in Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021, jumping three places from last year.
The high ranking for Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies is attributed to the course’s global research impact and high-standing academic and employer reputation.
Boston College is one of only three Catholic institutions among the top 10 schools in the distinguished international survey along with Universite’ Catholique de Louvain and the University of Notre Dame.
David Quigley, the Boston College Provost and Dean of Faculties, said: “This latest ranking affirms the profound impact that our faculty and graduates continue to have in service of the global Catholic Church.”
STM Dean Tom Stegman, S.J. said that the school’s excellent students and faculty are the main influence on the university’s strong position in the rankings. This supports the 2017 strategic objective of the university to become the world’s leading theological centre and Catholic University.
The School of Theology and Ministry prepares religious graduates from throughout the world for vocations and careers within the Church through its eight-degree programs, non-degree programs, and diverse range of certificates. Its graduate students pursue leadership positions where their professional preparation and theological foundation support mission-based careers. 95% of STM graduate students find employment within six months of their graduation.
The Theology Department offers undergraduate and graduate students the skills and knowledge needed for reasoned reflection on their faith, values, and tradition as well as the religious forces that shape society and the world.