The Pre-Theology Program is designed to prepare students for full-time study in Theology towards a Master of Divinity. Those who do not have sufficient preparation in Philosophy and Theology are required to go through this program.
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More than 150 Years of Preparing Men for the Priesthood at the Immaculate Conception Seminary
The Pre-Theology Program provides a sequence of courses that satisfies all the preparatory requirements for admission to major seminary study in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation (Fifth Edition, 2005).
The Pre-Theology curriculum consists of a variety of Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages courses.
Classes are offered on Seton Hall University's campus in South Orange, New Jersey
The highly respected faculty of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology is one of the largest of all the schools of theology in the United States. With hearts and minds committed to serving the Catholic Church, our professors -including priests, deacons, religious, and lay men and women -are national and international leaders who provide scholarly expertise and clarity on ethical and religious issues of our day. Leading authorities in their respective fields, our professors are in demand as lecturers, consultants, and commentators. Award-winning and acclaimed authors, they have published dozens of books and hundreds of articles, and have delivered thousands of presentations. They share their love of their faith with their students, encouraging them to learn and live the riches of Catholicism, as they journey closer to Christ and His Church. Ultimately, the professors seek to introduce the students to the Divine Teacher who is "the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and inspiration of its students." (Author Unknown).
Since 1861, Immaculate Conception Seminary has offered men preparing for the priesthood the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation essential for conversion to Jesus Christ -in an environment with all the theological and academic resources that a university has to offer. To supplement the four pillars of formation, we offer a variety of courses, retreats, lectures and workshops, giving students even more opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of the faith, pray and reflect, and learn the skills needed to serve God and His people. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events, news and course offerings.