Students completing the 36-credit (12 courses) M.A. in Jewish Communal Service program will be prepared to work professionally within the international, national and local Jewish community. Students also have the option to take three additional courses and pursue a Nonprofit Management track. Gratz College also offers a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice (known as SP2) where students can earn both their MSW at UPenn and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service through Gratz.
Gratz College's Jewish Communal Service program graduates combine their passion for Jewish living and values with the in-depth knowledge necessary to perpetuate Jewish institutions - and keep them thriving. As leaders in the global Jewish community, they are uniquely qualified to strengthen that community, support the individuals within it, and nurture new leaders to follow in their footsteps. Graduates of the Masters in Jewish Communal Service program are employed in areas including development, programming and outreach for organizations such as Jewish camps, community centers, Hillel, Jewish federations, governing bodies and more.
As of Fall 2019, we have lowered the tuition for this program to $698 per credit to make pursuing your M.A. in Jewish Communal Service more affordable. If you have been working in the American Jewish community for the last three years and held a bachelors degree for five years, check out our Gratz College Midcareer Fellowship for the Jewish Communal Service program. Qualified Midcareer Fellows will receive a 25% scholarship and will also be eligible for an additional 20% scholarship.
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