Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

How Do I Apply?
Applicants should visit this page to learn more about the application process.  For a hard copy application , send an inquiry e-mail to

Application Deadlines 
For enrollment in the Fall Semester, apply by August 1.
For enrollment in the Spring Semester, apply by December 15.
ICSST accepts applications on a rolling basis for admittance to its summer programs.

Additional Required Documents
In addition to the University's general admission requirements for graduate study and the special admission requirements for all ICSST programs, M.Div. applicants:

  • must undertake psychological testing, according to protocols issued by the Office of the Rector and Dean; and
  • must have a personal interview with the rector and dean and/or Admissions Committee. Scheduling for such interviews is initiated by ICSST.

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites
Applicants should have earned at least 15 undergraduate hours in religious studies/theology and at least 30 undergraduate hours in philosophy as part of their undergraduate education, corresponding to the themes required by the Program of Priestly Formation (Fifth Edition, 2005). Further preparation will be provided through the Pre-Theology Program at ICSST.
Note: For seminarians already affiliated with a diocese or religious community, on-site testing at Seton Hall University for English language abilities (with possible additional requirements in ESL classes) might be substituted for the TOEFL, in consultation with the associate dean.


Reverend Robert K. Suszko, M.B.A., M.Div.
Vice Rector, Director of Formation, and Business Manager

(973) 761-9552

Reverend Christopher M. Ciccarino, S.S.L., S.T.D.
Associate Dean

(973) 761-9576


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