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. 2 years full time; or part-time. $1,200 per credit. Funding available for students who qualify for financial aid.
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Year 1: Fall

  • Genres and Themes of Biblical Literature 1 (1 class/week)
  • Introduction to Jewish Life and Practice (1 class/week)
  • Introduction to the Prayer Book (1 class/week) [This course may be substituted with an elective]
  • Introduction to Mishnah (2 classes/week)
  • Hebrew 5 (3 classes/week)

Year 1: Spring

  • Genres and Themes of Biblical Literature 2 (1 class/week)
  • The History of Second Temple & Early Rabbinic Judaism (1 class/week)
  • Introduction to Jewish Life and Practice (1 class/week)
  • Introduction to Talmud (2 classes/week)
  • Hebrew 6 (3 classes/week)

Year 2: Fall

Jewish History and Thought Track

  • Medieval Jewish History & Thought (1 class/week)
  • Zionist History & Thought (1 class/week)
  • Elective
  • Master’s Thesis

Jewish Text Track

  • Torah core class: Bereshit
  • Elective in Jewish text (Torah or Talmud)
  • Master’s Thesis

Year 2: Spring

Jewish History and Thought Track

  • Modern Jewish History & Thought (1 class/week)
  • Contemporary Jewish History & Thought (1 class/week)
  • Master’s Thesis

Jewish Text Track

  • Torah core class: Bereshit
  • Elective in Jewish text (Torah or Talmud, or Zohar, or Hasidism)
  • Master’s thesis

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