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 3 years part-time. $1,240 per credit. Funding available for students who qualify for financial aid.
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Required classes

  • Two courses in Hebrew language (8 credits)
  • Genres and Themes of Biblical Literature (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Mishnah and Jewish Practice Seminar (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Talmud (3 credits)
  • One additional Biblical text course (3 credits)
  • Electives to total 14 credits in the chosen track – either in Jewish History and Thought courses OR Jewish Text courses
  • Graduate Research Seminar Thesis class (2 credits)

Sample Jewish History and Thought Track Electives

  • Classical Jewish Thought
  • Medieval Jewish Thought
  • Modern Jewish Thought
  • Mystical Prayer in Judaism
  • Theology of the Jewish Year
  • The History of Zionism and Israeli Society

Sample Jewish Text Track Electives

  • Core Text — Torah 1 — Bereshit
  • Core Text – Rabbinics 1: Berakhot
  • Theories of Halakhah
  • The Book of Ruth
  • Mishnah 1 – Tannaic Texts
  • Hilkhot Tefillah

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