Jewish Studies

McGill University

24 months
18110 CAD/year
7940 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Judaica. It welcomes students interested in deepening their knowledge of Jewish history and Jewish texts.



Jewish Studies students at McGill University have the choice of a thesis or non-thesis M.A. in Jewish Studies and may choose to complete the thesis M.A. with a stream in the History of the Jewish Interpretation of the Bible. An ad hoc Ph.D. is also available. We have particular research and teaching strengths in the following areas: Hebrew Bible and its interpretation; rabbinics and codes; medieval and modern Jewish thought; Eastern European Jewish history; Jewish literature (Hebrew, Yiddish, English); and contemporary North American Jewish life. These areas are broadly construed to accommodate the range of research interests in the Department. Students develop close relationships with their supervisors and benefit from the diverse expertise available in our Department and in the University at large.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Jewish Thought
  • Jewish Bible Interpretation
  • Abraham Ibn Ezra as Parshan
  • Maimonides as Parshan
  • Topics: Modern Jewish Thought
  • Topics: In Jewish Thought (3 credits)
  • Tutorial
  • Tutorial: Eastern European Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18110 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9055 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7940 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3970 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Local: 1272 CAD


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