Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

How Do I Apply?

For information about the application process toward the Master of Divinity program (M.Div.), click here.

Application Deadlines

For enrollment in the Fall Semester, apply by August 1.
For enrollment in the Spring Semester, apply by December 15.
The program accepts applications on a rolling basis for admittance to 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:

  1. Undertake psychological testing, according to protocols issued by the Office of the Rector and Dean; and
  2. Take part in 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). Students who do not meet this requirement will be entered into 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.

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