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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)


The Master of Divinity program is the main professional degree program preparing men for ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, primarily through ordination to the priesthood.

This degree offers the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual foundations needed for those making a commitment to a life of service to the Church. The extensive theological training meets all requirements of the Program of Priestly Formation (Sixth Edition, 2022).


  • 48 2023-24 Enrollment
  • 6 Dioceses Represented by M.Div. Students
  • 4 Religious Orders Represented by M.Div. Students
  • 16 Countries Students Hail From
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More than 150 Years of Preparing Men for the Priesthood at the Immaculate Conception Seminary

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"The classes were high-quality and the professors were extremely qualified, especially in the scriptural, historical and systematic courses I took. The teachers here believe in what they are teaching. I often felt they spoke not only to my mind but also to my heart. When I compared what I was doing here with what friends studying in seminaries in Florida or in Rome or Jerusalem were doing, these were the strongest and most educational."


Father Michael Eguino, SDB


Our comprehensive curriculum consists of four components:

  • Coursework
  • Field education and theological reflection
  • Spiritual formation
  • M.Div. comprehensive projects

Classes are offered on Seton Hall University's campus in South Orange, New Jersey.

Over the course of this program, our students study the history of Christianity, explore moral theology and take classes on preaching, pastoral psychology and canon law of marriage.


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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Rev. Joseph R. Laracy
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
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Justin M. Anderson
Professor and Chair of Moral Theology
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Rev. Christopher Ciccarino
Associate Dean for Seminary and Academic Studies and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
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Rev. Msgr. Gerard McCarren
Rector/Dean, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
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Since 1861, Immaculate Conception Seminary has offered men preparing for the priesthood the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation essential for conversion to Jesus Christ -in an environment with all the theological and academic resources that a university has to offer. To supplement the four pillars of formation, we offer a variety of courses, retreats, lectures and workshops, giving students even more opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of the faith, pray and reflect, and learn the skills needed to serve God and His people. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events, news and course offerings.

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