The Master of Arts in Theology program offers students a substantial academic background in specific theological disciplines. ICSST offers the M.A. in Theology in two formats: general and research. The general M.A. is for students seeking a terminal degree in Theology that allows them to pursue in-depth studies without a formal research component. The general M.A. is well-suited for persons teaching at the secondary school level. The research M.A. serves as the basis for further graduate studies and includes language reading and research requirements usually deemed prerequisites to doctoral studies.
A Unique Approach
As a school of theology, ICSST offers its students a sound theological foundation as well as a pastoral and spiritual formation for a diverse group of men and women preparing for ministries among the People of God. It also provides varied opportunities for further theological studies and career paths. Students enjoy a sense of community all the while enhancing their education.
Courses are offered on Seton Hall University's main campus in South Orange, New Jersey, as well as at off-campus locations and parishes in collaboration with our many certificate programs.
Who Should Apply?
The wide array of applicants to the M.A. in Theology Program includes: seasoned businesspeople seeking a career change, retired men and women, recent college graduates, priests and many more.
This program is for individuals who seek to enrich their current ministry or have a desire to learn more about their faith and the Roman Catholic Church.
Individuals currently employed by the Roman Catholic Church are eligible for a 50 percent tuition rebate.
The M.A. in Theology program offers four concentrations: biblical studies, moral theology, systematic theology and Church history. A fifth concentration, in Judaeo-Christian studies, is available by taking courses offered through the Department of Religion's Jewish-Christian Studies Gradaute Program. Students may attend on a full-time (9-12 credits) or part-time basis. Find out more »
The M.A. in Theology from ICSST prepares students for further academic studies, a variety of careers and volunteer ministry.