Jewish Studies

Graduate Theological Union

M.A. On Campus
24 months
19200 USD/year
19200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Jewish Studies MA program at the Graduate Theological Union is a two-year program of advanced graduate study and research.


Key Features

Students in this Jewish Studies MA program at the Graduate Theological Union study Jewish history, culture, and literature from antiquity until the present. Students are trained in theoretical approaches such as literary and cultural criticism as well as historical and sociological analysis. 

Students acquire general competence in the history of Judaism from late antiquity to the present. Resources are particularly strong for study in rabbinics, medieval Jewish history, Jewish-Christian interactions, and Eastern European Jewish literature and culture. Students may focus on themes such as language, translation, secularization, gender, and sexuality. Advanced research in Jewish studies requires near-fluency in Hebrew and familiarity with major trends in Jewish history and literature.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Research Methods
  •  Interreligious Studies
  • Sacred Texts & Their Interpretation
  • Historical & Cultural Studies of Religion
  • Theology & Ethics
  • Religion & Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Academic Statement of Purpose
    • Three academic letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school
    • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and TOEFL Exam Requirements
    • Application Fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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