College of Arts & Sciences

Jewish-Christian Studies Alumni

Where Leaders Learn to Make a DifferenceGraduates of our program have consistently distinguished themselves as intellectual and spiritual leaders at various academic and theological institutions across the globe and across a broad spectrum of professions, vocations and specialties including:

  • Diplomacy
  • Interreligious Dialogue
  • Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Social Welfare
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Catholic and Protestant Ministries

Many of our graduates have continued their academic pursuits and have earned doctoral degrees at the following universities:

  • Drew University (Ph.D. in Liturgy)
  • Fordham University (Ph.D. in Patristics)
  • Hebrew Union College (D.Min. in Pastoral Care and Counseling)
  • Jewish Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Biblical Studies)
  • McGill University (Ph.D. in Religious Studies)
  • McMaster University (Ph.D. in Religious Studies)
  • The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas ( S.T.D. in Biblical Studies)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. in Biblical Studies)

Additionally, our graduates have gone on to serve as Faculty or Administrators at the following universities:

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • McGill University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • University of Port Harcourt


careerCareer management is a lifelong process, the most important aspect of which is how your career begins. The Career Center will give you the tools to get your career off to a strong start. Graduate students can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Individualized Career Development and Management Plans
  • Online Career Assessments
  • Career Education Workshops, including Resume Writing
  • Pirate Mentor Program with Access to Extensive Network of Thousands of Seton Hall Alumni

Whether you are changing careers, sharpening your current skills, or learning more to keep pace with the demands of today’s ever-changing workforce, the Career Center has something for you.  

Perhaps you want to make some new connections for yourself; or you desire some guidance on exactly how to speak to your supervisor about advancing your career. Call or e-mail now to connect. 

Visit the Career Center’s Event Page for more information and a schedule for: 

  • Seminars
  • Career Fairs
  • Resume Writing Workshops
  • Networking Forums
  • Interview Clinics 

The Career Center at Seton Hall University
Bayley Hall, Suite 209
(973) 761-9355

National Doctoral Scholarships and Fellowships
regents 150x100Graduates who successfully complete the thesis track in our M.A. in Jewish-Christian Studies program and want to pursue a doctorate degree may find the following list of nationally competitive doctoral scholarships and fellowships helpful:

American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowships
This program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management and gives graduate students the opportunity to work in AJC offices domestically and throughout the world. AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses.

Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Berman Fellowships aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars in the midst of institutional cutbacks in higher education; and encourage graduate students in sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, demography, social work, economics, and political science to expand their research to include the study of North American Jewry. Two grants of $16,000 each are awarded each academic year.

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry Research Grants
The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants up to $2,000 to students enrolled in Ph.D. programs for thesis, pre-dissertation and dissertation research in Russian Jewish studies.

Broome & Allen Scholarship
The Broome & Allen Scholarship is awarded to graduate students of Sephardic origin or those working in Sephardic studies.

Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History has several fellowship programs that offer financial support to scholars and Ph.D. students who immerse themselves in explorations of the primary source materials preserved at the Center in New York City.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations on ethical or religious values related to humanities and social sciences.

Constant H. Jacquet Research Award
The Religious Research Association grants the Constant H. Jacquet Research Award to support research in religion. Applied,client-centered projects are given priority, but basic social scientific research on any aspect of religion is also regularly funded. Proposals from students, especially Ph.D. candidates and scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent - FTE
FTE offers fellowships to sustain current Ph.D. and Th.D. students through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship.

Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students - FTE
FTE offers fellowships to sustain current Ph.D. and Th.D. students through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship.

Fred and Ellen Lewis JDC Archives Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded to scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. The amount granted will range from $2,000 to $5,000 per fellow.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) Dissertation Fellowship
Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students who will complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. The student’s dissertation must addresses violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.

Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology
Supports one year of research in one of the following six areas of theological inquiry: Bible and the Church; Christianity and Contemporary Culture; Christianity and World Religions/World Christianity; Constructive Theology; History of Christianity and the Church Today; and Ministry and Practice of Communities of Faith.

Holocaust Educational Foundation Research Grant
Three grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry to Ph.D. graduate students who are nearing the completion of their dissertation at Northwestern University.

Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust to scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
Awards scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations with clear relevance for policy and practice in the field of international peacebuilding and conflict management.

Leo Baeck Institute - DAAD Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded for research in New York or Germany on the social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. Financial assistance is provided to doctoral students for dissertation research and to young academics for the preparation of a scholarly essay or book.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Supports one year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

Memorial Foundation International Doctoral Scholarship for Studies Specializing in Jewish Fields
Supports and trains qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research and helps Jewish educational, religious, and communal workers obtain advanced training for leadership positions.

Mike Jacobs Fellowship in Holocaust Studies
This fellowship has been established to help fund the academic career of a University of Texas at Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.

North American Patristics Society (NAPS)
The NAPS,  a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the history, literature and theology of ancient Christianity, offers several grants and awards to graduate students and early-career scholars (i.e., within 5 years of Ph.D., regardless of employment status).

Orion Center Research Scholarships
The Orion Center awards research scholarships (up to $2,000) for research on the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature in all relevant disciplines. Preference is given to integrative studies involving the Scrolls and other aspects of Second Temple studies.

Posen Foundation

The Posen Foundation grants fellowship awards of $40,000 over two years to scholars completing a doctoral dissertation on a topic related to modern Jewish history or culture.

Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies
Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust scholarship.

Selwin Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies
Fellowship are awarded to students accepted to the Ph.D. program of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas who want to work on topics related to the Holocaust and its consequences.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
Provides individual fellowships to doctoral students at the dissertation stage and to scholars engaged in postdoctoral work. Both programs support research related to education and are administered by the National Academy of Education (NAEd).

Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program
Wexner Graduate Fellowships are awarded to 20 outstanding individuals who seek to prepare themselves through graduate training for careers in the Cantorate, Jewish Education (Davidson Scholars), Jewish Professional Leadership (Davidson Scholars), Jewish Studies, and the Rabbinate.

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship
The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust co-fund PhD students whose research is relevant to the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Each scholarship covers the full cost of studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and will be tenable at any of the thirty-one Cambridge Colleges.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, D.Phil.

(973) 761-9751
Fahy Hall

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