The Master of Divinity program is the main professional degree program providing theological training for those preparing to undertake ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, primarily through ordination to the priesthood. The Academic Program for Priesthood Candidates is the prescribed curriculum for all seminarians seeking ordination. This program, which fulfills all the requirements of the M.Div. program, is extended over four years and includes additional courses and other components to fulfill the requirements of the Program of Priestly Formation, Fifth Edition (2005).
A Unique Approach
As a house of formation, Immaculate Conception Seminary offers men preparing for the priesthood the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual formation essential for conversion to Jesus Christ and their commitment to a life of service to the Church.
Classes are offered on Seton Hall University's campus in South Orange, New Jersey. Seminarians live on campus in Lewis Hall.
Who Should Apply?
While the usual candidate admitted to the M.Div. Program is a seminarian preparing for the Roman Catholic priesthood, in particular and exceptional cases, with the approval of the rector/dean, qualified students who are not seeking ordination are admitted to the M.Div. program.
The Master of Divinity program consists of four components: coursework; field education and theological reflection; spiritual formation; and the M.Div. Comprehensive Projects.
The program meets all the requirements of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation (Fifth Edition, 2005) and is designed to prepare men for ordination to the priesthood.