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Dual Master of Jewish Education/Master of Arts in Jewish Studies Dual Degree

  • time All: For Jewish teachers and educators working in Jewish educational settings who want to transform their educational practice.
  • location Online plus two supervised field experiences.
    On-campus study option available.
  • duration 45 credits. 2 years, full time or 2.5-3 years, part-time.
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Dual Degree: MJEd and MAJS

The dual Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a 45-credit program, which affords students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive Judaic knowledge together with educational theory and pedagogic application.

Pluralism is central to who I am religiously. Yes, I identify as a conservative Jew, but I take pieces from Reform, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Chasidism—a little bit of everything—to make who I am as a Jew. Hebrew College supports that. And that’s important to my work as I encounter different styles of Judaism. The idea that we all have a seat at the table of Judaism is core to Hebrew College and core to who I am.

Brian Freedman, MJEd/MAJS'18, Executive Director and former Education Director at Northern Hills Synagogue in Cincinnati, Ohio

The dual program features interactive hevruta learning, educational specializations, field experience and individualized student advisement. Graduates receive both the Master of Jewish Education and the Master of Arts in Jewish Studies, and are prepared to work in a variety of educational settings.

Degree Requirements

  • Demonstrated Hebrew proficiency of Level 4 or higher
  • Completion of 45 credits, detailed below:
Models of Teaching

Theory and Practice of Jewish Education

Human Development and Learning

Seminar in Educational Leadership

Education Electives

Jewish Text Study*

Jewish History

Summer Weeklong Residential Seminar

Supervised Field Experience

Graduate Research Seminar/ Final Project


*These courses include one hour of study each week with a study partner.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements

  • Completed application and fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Interview, in-person or by phone

Application Deadline

Application deadlines are May 15 for fall admission, with a priority date of March 1, and Nov. 15 for spring admission. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis, though financial aid awards may be more limited for late applications.

Contact Info

Debrah Ron
Schoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education
Hebrew College

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Application Deadline: Fall: May 15, with a priority deadline of March 1. Spring November 15