summer

Many BTI member schools offer courses and unique training over the summer. Make the most of your summer break by taking a new language course, learning at a new campus, and meeting new peers. The BTI does manage registration for summer courses, so students should contact schools directly for information and registration. Below is a list of schools with offerings and a link for finding more information. 

*Cross-registration is not offered for summer courses. While classes are open to BTI students, registration for summer courses can be done directly with the schools. 


Boston College Department of Theology 

Summer classes are offered at BC DT, including supervised research and a class on Saints and Sinners. 

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry  

The STM offers classes, and certificate courses.  

“Join a community of more than 300 lay and ordained students from all over the world for summer study in Boston.  Summer at STM offers an array of courses that can be used toward a degree program or taken for personal or professional development.  We offer morning and evening 3-credit classes that take place over 3-week sessions, online courses, and a number of 1-credit options that take place over a 1-week period or a weekend.” 

Boston University School of Theology 

Summer classes are offered at BUSTh in a number of subjects, including church history and peace studies. In addition, BUSTh offers a variety of language courses.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary  

Gordon-Conwell offers summer classes for students, at both their Hamilton and Boston campuses: 

Hamilton summer class topics include theology, pastoral care, and biblical exegesis. 

Boston summer class topics include pastoral care, youth ministry, and the history of the Pentecostal Church.  

BTI students may contact the GCTS registrar to enroll directly. Each course costs the same as a term-time course, and is awarded credits proportionally.  

Hartford Seminary

See course offerings for this summer here. Hartford Seminary has courses from the end of May to the end of June, covering a range of topics, in both online and in-person formats. 

Harvard Divinity School 

HDS is offering its Summer Language Program courses at a 50% discount to BTI students.  

Harvard Divinity School's Summer Language Program (SLP) is an eight-week, intensive program in language study designed specifically for the curriculum in theological and religious studies, and is taught with a focus on translation and reading comprehension. SLP is open to BTI students. Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday, May 4, 2018. 

The tuition rates may be found here (see BTI students)

Hebrew College 

Hebrew College will offer summer Hebrew language courses, both online and on campus. They will also offer the Prayer Leader Summer Institute which will take place from June 5 to July 27. 

See more information as it becomes available here

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology   

Holy Cross offers a range of courses and programs listed here. Courses include the Kallinikeion Institute, an intensive program in Modern Greek, and a Summer Missions Course that brings students to Albania in order to study the history of the church in situ. Holy Cross also offers the Summer Patristics Institute, a week-long program in which students study and discuss classic texts of the early Church. 

Boston Theological Institute