The program offers you broad foundation in the field and will help you enrich your knowledge, research and language skills, and experience. You will expand your understanding of particular areas of interest through in-depth study of Jewish culture, texts, history, and philosophy.
You’ll enjoy an intimate learning experience in small classes with experts in the field. The program is divided into two main periods: Ancient to early Medieval, and Medieval to Modern. It also offers an optional Religious Studies Track.
In the M.A. in Jewish Studies program, you can take courses in textual studies, history, philosophy, languages, and culture, as well as participate in on-site study tours in Jerusalem. Courses that deal with the Ancient, Medieval, and Modern periods are available, along with an optional Religious Studies Track, which allows you to expand your understanding of the interplay between the three monotheistic religions.
- Rabbis and Rivalry: Babylonia and the Land of Israel in Late Antiquity
- Jerusalem in History, Art, and Literature: Between Imagination and Reality
- The Battle over the Bible: The Bible in the Eyes of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
- Kabbalah: The Renaissance of Myth and Mysticism in Medieval Jewish Thought
- The Philosophy of Maimonides and His World
- When West Met East: The Orient in Modern Jewish Culture
- Understanding Holocaust Survivor Testimony: History and Memory
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Languages
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by HebrewU and relevant background in Jewish studies
- Minimum 3.2 GPA (82/100) or equivalent
- Demonstrated knowledge of English
International17000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17000 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National17000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17000 USD per year and a duration of 12 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.