All applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. Students who have not completed undergraduate degrees in Theology, Philosophy, or Religious Studies will be required to take noncredit Graduate Level Introductory Studies.
Upon initial acceptance in the Master of Arts Program, the student is considered to be a nonmatriculated participant until completing six credits in basic theology at the Seminary with an earned grade average of “B” or better. At that point, the student’s performance is reviewed, and the status of matriculation as a candidate for the Master of Arts degree is, in most cases, granted. A minimum of a “B” average must be maintained while pursuing the degree.
Students admitted to the Master of Arts candidacy will be allowed a period of five years to complete the requirements for the degree. An extension of time may be granted for a legitimate reason upon receipt of a written request addressed to the Academic Dean.
MASTER of ARTS in THEOLOGY
MASTER of ARTS in PASTORAL STUDIES
Candidates applying for admission must submit the following materials:
The completed application form together with a $75.00 nonrefundable
Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from someone in your
parish community. Letters may be sent directly to the Academic Office and
should be addressed to the Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate schools previously
attended. Such transcripts should be sent directly to the Academic Office
Proof of immunization. Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must submit
proof of immunizations by October 15. Students born before January 1, 1957,
must submit proof of age (such as a copy of your birth certificate or driver’s
license). Failure to do so requires exclusion by law from the institution until
such documentation is presented. (See attached immunization form.)
Statement of Purpose. Please attach a typewritten essay of approximately
two to four pages, double-spaced, addressing the questions posed on the attached
Address all forms and inquiries to:
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
440 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 423-0483 x147 or x112