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Pre-Theology Program

Stewards of the Mysteries of God

More than 150 Years of Preparing Men for the Priesthood at the Immaculate Conception Seminary


The Pre-Theology Program provides a sequence of courses that satisfies all the preparatory requirements for admission to major seminary study in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation (Sixth Edition, 2022).

The Pre-Theology curriculum consists of a variety of Theology, Philosophy and Biblical Languages courses.

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


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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Jeffrey Morrow
Professor of Undergraduate Theology
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Timothy Fortin
Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophical Theology
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Ellen Scully
Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Theology
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Eric Johnston
Associate Professor of Undergraduate 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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