College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies

Founded in 1975 by the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, the Department of Religion’s Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies (JCST) Graduate Program is devoted to analyzing all aspects of the relationship between Jews and Christians, including their respective values and traditions.  

The graduate program seeks to build an internationally diverse community of scholars, educators and students dedicated to eliminating prejudice through understanding. Studies therefore focus on the interdisciplinary study of sacred texts in their historical and social world context and utilize critical methods to promote honest and in-depth analyses of the individuals and communities that produced them. This Jewish-Christian critical awareness trains students how to deconstruct bigotry and intolerance and how to effectively address complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice.

The JCST program prepares you for personal and professional success through its: 

  • Academic Programs

Strictly BusinessOur graduate students pursue their advanced studies through coursework and independent research that can lead to either a Master's degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies. We also offer late afternoon and evening classes. What program best suits your goals and schedule?

  • Distinguished Faculty

Alan BrillThe specialties, interests and course work of our faculty are unparalleled and their unique global perspectives and experiences will help prepare you for many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters. Connect with our faculty now.

  • Special Archives

ResearchOur graduate students have the exclusive opportunity to investigate one-of-kind archive collections from Jewish, Catholic and Protestant scholars, theologians and activists in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections Center. Discover what you can explore.

  • Career Opportunities

interviewsWhether you intend to pursue doctoral studies or want to further develop your professional skills, earning a Master's degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies will help you achieve your goals. Join the leaders who have graduated from our program

Learn more about the Master's in Jewish-Christian Studies Program:

Program Chair
Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, D.Phil.

(973) 761-9751
Fahy Hall

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