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MA Theology 550
Master of Arts (M.A.)


The M.A. in Theology degree offers students the rich heritage of Catholic Church teaching, providing them with an extensive academic foundation in specific theological disciplines.

For those interested in pursuing doctoral studies, the program offers a research track option that requires a major thesis, language proficiency and a comprehensive exam.

For those who do not wish to pursue further graduate studies but are looking to deepen their knowledge of Catholic theology either for their own personal development or in preparation for teaching others, the program offers a general track option consisting of coursework that provides a substantial and comprehensive overview of the Catholic faith.  

Graduate Studies at the School of Theology

Watch as Associate Dean Dianne Traflet, as well as current students and faculty, discuss how you can grow intellectually and spiritually during your graduate studies.

Mike St. Pierre, President, Morris Catholic High School

"The opportunity to study at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology influenced me to look deeper into my faith. Faith transforms the way you think; it expands your heart so you're a more compassionate person."

Mike St. Pierre, M.A.
President, Morris Catholic High School


The M.A. in Theology offers four concentrations:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Moral Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Church History

A fifth concentration, Jewish-Christian Studies, is available by taking courses in the Department of Religion's M.A. in Jewish-Christian Studies program.

All M.A. students can take their courses at both the main campus and extension sites, except when courses are reserved for a specific cohort group.

Student mays choose to study full time or part time for this degree.


The following is a selection of faculty of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST). Click to read more about all of our ICSST faculty »

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Patrick R Manning
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of the Seton Hall University Center for Catholic Studies
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Joseph Laracy posing
Rev. Joseph R. Laracy
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
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Gregory Glazov
Professor and Chair of Biblical Studies
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Justin M. Anderson
Professor and Chair of Moral Theology
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