Shira Kohn, Program Advisor
This program is designed for students who wish to obtain a strong foundation in Jewish Studies through a well-rounded course of study in four major areas: Hebrew Bible and Its Interpretation, Rabbinic Literatures and Cultures, Medieval and Early Modern Jews of the Mediterranean World, and Modern Jewish Communities and Cultures. Students who successfully complete the Jewish Studies MA program go onto a variety of educational and professional settings, including doctoral studies and professional careers in the Jewish world.
Master of Arts
In addition to courses required of all students in The Graduate School, 30 additional graduate credits are required as follows:
Courses will be chosen in consultation with the program advisor and "area" courses need to be distributed as follows:
Students must take a written comprehensive examination, which tests their understanding of a list of readings and their ability to place the readings in the broader contexts covered in course work.