The Boston Theological Institute is a consortium of nine theological schools and seminaries in the Boston area. We seek to enrich each member school's mission, advance intentional collaboration, and share resources in order to advance interreligious and ecumenical learning; to strengthen teaching, learning and research; to maximize the stewardship of resources; and to engage the member schools in building interreligious community
* Founded in 1968.
* Consortium of 10 graduate schools of theology: 4 university-affiliated and 6 independent.
* 2,800 students from 60 religious traditions and 40 countries.
* 400 faculty members.
* 800 courses open annually for cross-registration.
* Over 4,000,000 library books.
* Schools affiliated with Anglican, Evangelical, Jewish, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian, Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions.
* The majority of the schools were founded in the 1800’s, reflecting Boston’s long history as the U.S. center of theological education. Hebrew College, the ‘newest’ institution, has been training scholars in Judaism for almost 80 years.
* All schools are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and/or the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
* Episcopal Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary have reached an agreement that allows EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018. Beginning in 2018, students who enroll in the EDS program at Union will earn graduate degrees from Union and also fulfill requirements for ordination in the Episcopal Church.