Admissions

Academic Admissions Requirements

Master of Divinity Degree [Seminarians]

1. Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent (120 credits in college level studies).

2. Prior completion of 30 credits in approved Philosophy courses. These courses should cover the four major periods in Philosophy (i.e. Ancient,  Medieval, Modern and Contemporary), as well as Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, the Philosophy of Nature, Natural Theology, Anthropology and Ethics.

3. Prior completion of 12 credits of undergraduate Theology, and 6 credits (or their equivalent) of Latin. Additionally, an overview course in Church History is strongly recommended.

4. For ESL applicants, successful completion of the TOEFL iBT with a score of 80 or higher (90 or better recommended). Applicants scoring lower than 80 can be accepted on condition they take remedial English courses during their first academic year at SJS.

In addition, all applicants will complete an impromptu essay (in conjunction with their admissions interview) that will serve as a measure of the applicant's writing ability and capacity for critical thinking.

Master of Arts in Theology:

1. Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution; or its equivalent (120 credits in college level studies).

2. Successful completion (within the first year of enrollment) of the Introduction to Theology course which provides the necessary preparatory content for subsequent coursework.

3. For ESL applicants, successful completion of the TOEFL iBT with a score of 80 or higher (90 or better recommended). Applicants scoring lower than 80 can be accepted on condition they take remedial English courses during their first academic year at SJS.

In addition, all applicants will be required to submit samples of their writing as indicated by the dean as part of their admission process.

Students provisionally accepted for the M.A. degree are considered non-matriculated until they have completed 6 credits (two courses) with the minimum of a B average.

Master of Arts in Catholic Philosophical Studies:

1. Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution; or its equivalent (120 credits in college level studies).

2. While there is no minimum requirement for prior coursework in philosophy, such study is nonetheless highly recommended.

3. For ESL applicants, successful completion of the TOEFL iBT with a score of 80 or higher (90 or better recommended). Applicants scoring lower than 80 can be accepted on condition they take remedial English courses during their first academic year at SJS.

 

Contact Information

Fr. Thomas V. Berg, Director of Admissions
Yonkers Campus
Phone: (914) 968-6200, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Donna Eschenauer, Associate Dean
Yonkers Campus
Phone: 914-367-8280, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Ryan Williams, Ph.D., (cand.)
Associate Dean
Huntington & Douglaston Campus
Phone: 631-423-2346, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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