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Jewish Studies

University of Maryland

Master
24 months
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39000 USD/year
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17544 USD/year
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About

The Jewish Studies Program at University of Maryland offers both a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies.

Overview

The Masters Program in Jewish Studies from University of Maryland is designed to offer students broad, interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in Jewish Studies, as well as in-depth focus on some aspect of the Jewish experience. 

The curriculum draws on the strengths of the Jewish Studies Program at Maryland, especially Jewish History, Bible, Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies (particularly in the ancient and modern periods), Yiddish, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Israel Studies. In addition, students take courses in cognate fields outside of Jewish Studies in consultation with their advisors. 

The extremely strong, and still growing, library collection (rivaled in the mid-Atlantic region only by the Library of Congress), and our proximity to the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other museums and institutions make the University a prime location for graduate Jewish Studies.

Facilities and Special Resources

The University’s libraries hold over 3,000,000 volumes and house among the strongest holdings in Judaic Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the outstanding holdings of the Library of Congress, the area also offers the specialized resources of the Dumbarton Oaks, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and numerous other scholarly, cultural, and political resources. Through the Consortium of Institutions in the Washington D.C. area, University of Maryland graduate students may enroll in courses at other universities for graduate credit.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Seminar in Jewish Studies
  • Advanced Topics in Jewish Studies
  • Jews in Medieval Times 1000-1450
  • Issues in Jewish Ethics and Law
  • The Golden Age of Jewish Philosophy
  • Readings in Medieval Hebrew
  • Readings in the Hebrew Bible
  • Readings in Rabbinic Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation
  • Readings in Modern Hebrew
  • Judaism and the Construction of Gender
  • Advanced Language Module for Jewish Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Publications/Presentations
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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