College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies

Founded in 1975 by the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, the Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies program is devoted to educating students in the history, theology, ethics and scriptures of the Jewish and Christian faith traditions and preparing graduates for advanced doctoral biblical and religious studies and many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters.

The graduate program seeks to build an internationally diverse community of leaders, scholars, educators and students. Studies therefore focus on the interdisciplinary study of sacred texts in their historical and social world context and utilize critical methods to promote honest and in-depth analyses of the individuals and communities that produced them. This Jewish-Christian critical awareness trains students how to effectively address complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice.

The JCST program prepares you for personal and professional success through its: 

  • Academic Programs

Strictly BusinessOur graduate students pursue their advanced studies through coursework and independent research that can lead to either a Master's degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies. We also offer late afternoon and evening classes. What program best suits your goals and schedule?

  • Special Programs for Educators

College of Education and Human ServicesWe teach educators how to deconstruct bias, prejudice and bigotry and how to foster peace, collaboration and social justice in their classrooms, schools and communities through our academic and Teacher Study Day programs.  Learn more about our courses, lectures and pedagogical workshops.

  • Distinguished Faculty

Alan BrillThe specialties, interests and course work of our faculty are unparalleled and their unique global perspectives and experiences will help prepare you for many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters. Connect with our faculty now.

  • Special Archives

ResearchOur graduate students have the exclusive opportunity to investigate one-of-kind archive collections from Jewish, Catholic and Protestant scholars, theologians and activists in the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives and Special Collections Center. Discover what you can explore.

  • Career Opportunities

careerWhether you intend to pursue doctoral studies or want to further develop your professional skills, earning a Master's degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies will help you achieve your goals. Join the leaders who have graduated from our program

Learn more about the Master's in Jewish-Christian Studies Program:

Lawrence E. Frizzell, D.Phil.
(973) 761-9751
Fahy Hall

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