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Guidelines for Degree Programs

Admissions decisions are based on a careful review of a candidate's completed application, credentials, supporting documents and appropriateness for the degree program. Applicants for graduate degree programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a competitive GPA.

Hebrew College admits qualified students without regard to age, sex, religion, disability, race, color or national origin. An application for financial aid does not in any way affect a candidate's application for admission.

Interview

The interview is an essential and required part of the application process for all Hebrew College graduate degree programs. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to visit the campus, sit in on classes, meet students and learn more about the college and program for which you are applying.

Though on-campus interviews are preferred, a phone or Skype interview may be arranged. To schedule your visit, please contact:

Office of Admissions
617-559-8610
admissions@hebrewcollege.edu

Application Requirements

Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Interview

Master of Jewish Education

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An essay
  • Interview

Master of Jewish Education in Early Childhood Education

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An essay
  • Interview

Master of Jewish Liberal Studies

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Interview

Ph.D. in Educational Studies with Specialization in Jewish Educational Leadership
(in conjunction with Lesley University)

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Written personal statement
  • Standardized test scores (GRE or MAT)
  • Resumé or curriculum vitae demonstrating three years of professional work experience
  • Copies of all documents emailed to Hebrew College

Policy on Transfer Credit

Hebrew College accepts transfer credit from accredited educational institutions in the United States and from academically recognized schools and colleges abroad. Applicants wishing to transfer credit from foreign colleges or universities must have their transcripts professionally translated from a foreign language and/or have them evaluated by an agency specializing in translating foreign credits into the American semester-hour system.

Applicants are responsible for the cost of these services. For a list of acceptable organizations which can translate transcripts, contact the registrar’s office. In all cases, an official, sealed transcript from the registrar’s office is required. All transcripts are reviewed by the Office of Admissions, Office of the Provost’s and the Office of the Registrar.

Courses which are deemed relevant to the student’s program may be transferred upon approval. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer of undergraduate credit; a grade of B or higher is required for transfer of graduate credit. The total number of credits permitted to be transferred for an individual student varies by program.

No college, including Hebrew College, is required to accept for transfer any credits presented on other college’s transcripts. Each institution has the right and responsibility to judge and decide which credits and how many credits will or will not be accepted. Additionally, no college, including Hebrew College, can guarantee that any or all credits shown on its transcript will be accepted by another institution.