The Department of Religion is Seton Hall’s home for comparative religion, comparative theology, inter-religious dialogue, and ecumenical studies.
We offer a comprehensive yet focused Bachelor of Arts program, as well as minors in religion and archeology, to undergraduate students. This curriculum focuses on the theological, ethical, and cultural dimensions of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity and other religious traditions, particularly the Jewish and Muslim traditions.
On the graduate level, we offer a Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies, the first and only one of its kind in the United States. This program focuses on analyzing complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice and prepares students for many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters.
Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature academic excellence.
Founded in 1975 by the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, the M.A. Program in Jewish-Christian Studies (JCST) welcomes men and women of all ages, faiths, and educational and professional backgrounds.
JCST graduates 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:
Biblical and Religious Studies
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Catholic and Protestant Ministries
The JCST graduate program offers students the opportunity to pursue their advanced studies through coursework and independent research that can lead to either a Master or Arts degree or a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies. We also offer late afternoon and evening classes.
The Seton Hall chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) is hosted and supported by the Department of Religion. TAK's mission is to honor and promote academic excellence in the disciplines of religious and theological studies. Members include undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty.
TAK sponsors a number of social activities and academic events throughout the year. A new-member induction ceremony is held at the end of every spring semester.