Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) MAJS

The Hebrew College commitment to in-depth Jewish study, pluralism, and spiritual vitality — and the opportunity the study alongside our rabbinical students — makes the Master of Arts in Jewish Studies program a unique learning experience.

  • time All
  • location On Campus
  • duration 36 credits, three years
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It is a three-year program, but has the flexibility to be done at one’s own pace. Students take classes on campus alongside rabbinic, cantorial, and Master of Jewish Education degree students.

The first year of the program is focused on grounding students with an introduction to Jewish texts, practice, Hebrew language and Jewish history. The second year of the program allows students to focus on either Jewish history and thought or the Jewish textual tradition (see curriculum below).

Coming to study at Hebrew College also means there are a wealth of elective opportunities open in Jewish education, halakhah (Jewish law), and Jewish mysticism.

There is a Hebrew requirement for entering the program. Incoming students must have completed Hebrew 4 (intermediate Hebrew), or the equivalent of two years of college Hebrew. For students who have had little exposure to Hebrew, Hebrew College offers a summer Ulpan course to prepare students for the master’s program.

Contact Info

Rabbi Gita Karasov
Director of Admissions & Student Life

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Application Deadline: June 15