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American Jewish University

American Jewish University is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon core values of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood.

Master's Programmes

About

History

In 2007, the University of Judaism acquired the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, creating a landmark entity, from then on known as American Jewish University. This new organization now boasts two campuses, a single vision and a shared future. Today, American Jewish University is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country. 

Education

AJU's academic division includes the College of Arts and Sciences, leading to a B.A. degree in majors such as Biology & Bioethics (pre-med), Business Administration & Innovation, Media Arts, Jewish Studies, Politics & Global Studies, and Psychology. In addition, AJU offers graduate degrees through the Fingerhut School of Education, The David L. Lieber Graduate School, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, a Conservative Jewish rabbinical seminary. 

Research

The Sigi Ziering Institute of Research : Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust is a national center investigating the ethical and religious ramifications of the Shoah for future generations. Dedicated to Jewish life and the Jewish future, the Institute hosts programs, seminars , conferences and public lectures exploring the role of the Holocaust and its relation to legal, medical, business, professional, religious and governmental ethics as well as the role of the Shoah in contemporary Jewish identity. 

Career

The University operates a Career Center staffed by a professional career counselor. Career counseling, resume preparation, job search, interview skills development, and graduate school planning are some of the services available to individual students. Workshops on these and other topics will be provided throughout the academic year as well. Full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internship opportunities are posted on our electronic job board on Sharepoint Job Network.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

Student Services

  • Dean of Students
  • Psychological Services
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Campus Technology
  • Student and Recreation Center
  • Jack M. and Bel Ostrow Library
  • Campus Dining
  • Religious Life On Campus
  • Parking
  • Life On Campus
  • DSS Handout

Housing services

The Department of Residence Life at American Jewish University seeks to provide a safe, secure and clean living-learning environment that complements the educational mission of the University and contributes to the students' individual and interpersonal growth and development. 

Library services

The Ostrow Academic Library has a constantly-growing curriculum and research directed collection, containing approximately 284,000 print and e-book titles, 31,000 print and e-journal titles, rich electronic resources, DVDs, CDs, and microfilm.

ICT services

With free Wi-Fi, 8 public use computers, study rooms, carrels, couches, easy chairs, and large tables, the library is a comfortable place to study, to research a topic of interest, and to enjoy leisure time. Please ask for assistance in using the library’s abundant and varied resources. Our reference librarian and staff are happy to help you. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Integrated User Accounts

  • High Speed Internet

  • A Suite of Virtual Learning Tools

    • Student/Faculty Portals

    • Virtual Classrooms

    • Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Medical services

All students attending American Jewish University are charged a Student Health Fee.  This fee covers the cost of running the Student Health Center on the Familian Campus and the psychological services provided by the University.  The health fee is NOT health insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

American Jewish University, with its two distinct campuses (Bel-Air and Simi Valley), provides students with a broad spectrum of opportunities. The Familian Campus  characterized by contemporary open-air architecture and grassy, tree-lined walkways, is set on 27-acres adjacent to one of the most desirable neighborhoods in L.A. Located on a rustic hilltop which offers panoramic views, FC is within a 30 minute drive to Hollywood, the beaches and other major L.A. sites.

Student clubs

We promote an active college lifestyle and encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to get involved with the university and student organizations.  AJU has student clubs and organizations for all of your interests. 

  •  ASAJU 
  •  Casiano Chronicle 
  •  Israel Action 
  •  NASHIR/AJU CHOIR
  •  Political Science Association 
  •  Psychology Association
  •  Sports Club

Accreditation

The American Jewish University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

Student Reviews

Application
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good and informative..I am looking forward to study abroad for MPhil and PHD

University Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a good experience studying at the Winona State University. The professors were dedicated and took huge effort in imparting excellent education. Classes were very interactive and study was research based.

Beverly Hills, California, United States

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