Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

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College graduates with a basic Jewish studies background can further their knowledge generally, or focus on specific areas of advanced Jewish learning. The Master's in Jewish Studies offers a broad range of topics, appealing to students, professionals and the community at large. It also provides a firm foundation for doctoral work in Jewish education.

The master's program requires 36 credits, which may be completed online, on campus, or in a blended format. Candidates must demonstrate Hebrew competency at the level ordinarily attained after completing 6 credits of academic study.


Requirements for the Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

36-credit program for students who do not specialize and who fulfill the minimal 6-credit Hebrew prerequisite. The requirements for this Masters option are as follows:

  • 36 graduate credits in Jewish studies courses.  Students entering with little or no college-level background in Jewish studies must include:
    • Seminar in Classical Judaism (Thought 30750) - 3 credits
    • Judaism's Encounter with Modernity (Thought 30751) - 3 credits
    • Classical Jewish Studies - 9 credits
    • Modern Jewish Studies  - 9 credits
    • Electives - 12 credits

Candidates for the Masters in Jewish Studies must demonstrate competency in Hebrew language at the level ordinarily attained following the completion of the equivalent of Hebrew I. Students who have not attained this level of proficiency may satisfy the requirement through study in the College's regular academic Hebrew program or in the ulpan courses offered through Adult Jewish Learning.