Graduate Program Overview
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.
Request more information about the program»
Our model JCST graduate program offers a collaborative setting with a global perspective and instruction from a faculty whose specialties, interests and course work are unparalleled. One of the many advantages of working with our small, distinguished faculty is the ability of students to customize the program to meet their individual needs and interests. So whether you intend to pursue additional doctoral or graduate studies, seek to further develop and increase your professional skills or want to expand your personal understanding and knowledge base, earning a Master’s degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies from Seton Hall University will help you achieve your unique academic, professional and/or personal goals.
Two Master’s degree tracks in Jewish-Christian Studies are available:
- The M.A. in Jewish-Christian Studies, Thesis Option (36 credits)
In addition to required courses and research, this program includes three courses in the reading of Hebrew texts. The thesis represents a contribution to research in Jewish-Christian Studies.
- The M.A. in Jewish-Christian Studies, Non-Thesis Option (36 credits)
A basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is a prerequisite to the student’s completion of the required coursework.
Students may also choose to earn a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies (12 credits).
Students are required to complete the Christian Jewish Encounter course in addition to three other courses in consultation with the director of the Jewish-Christian Studies program.
Find out more about Jewish-Christian Studies.