Engage in Jewish Learning at the Next Level

At The Graduate School of JTS, you can take courses for credit without enrolling in a degree program. Study with our outstanding world-class faculty, and choose from classes that pique your interest and imagination. Classes are offered at convenient day and evening times. Take the next step in Jewish learning, and inquire to become a non-degree student.

Become part of a community of scholars at one of the world's leading centers of academic Jewish study. Your educational experience will be of the highest quality—rigorous and collaborative. You will find a like-minded cohort of learners, as well as faculty who will encourage and support your studies.

While studying at JTS, you can expect to:

  • Deepen your knowledge through immersion in sophisticated academic Jewish studies
  • Invest in the pleasure of learning for its own sake
  • Gain tools to develop new leadership roles in your community

You will join our community of learners and enrich us with your wisdom, sophistication, and life experiences.

Application Process and Tuition Information
Non-Degree Application and Requirements:

  • The application
  • Brief personal statement that explains why you wish to study at JTS (within application)
  • $35 fee (paid online)
  • Indication of satisfactory completion of a bachelor's degree

The Fall 2015 semester begins on September 8, 2015.

Tuition and fees

2015–2016 Tuition and Fees for Nonmatriculated Students:


First-Time JTS Students

$1,800 for your first 3-credit course, including the registration fee paid by continuing students


Continuing Students

$4,020 per 3-credit course


Registration Fee, per Semester Continuing Students


Note: Classes may be taken for credit or audited. If you wish to be apply as a degree candidate at a later date, up to 12 credits of work as a non-degree student within the previous 10 years may apply.

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