MA in Jewish Studies
Designed for students who wish to obtain a deep grounding in advanced Judaica (such as those planning to pursue doctoral studies or work in the non-academic professional Jewish world), this interdisciplinary program offers a broad overview of classical and modern Jewish studies with an emphasis on developing skills for textual analysis. Students who successfully complete the Jewish Studies MA program go on to a variety of educational and professional settings, including doctoral studies and professional careers in the Jewish world.
- Students must demonstrate Hebrew competency at the level of HEB 5203, either through the Hebrew courses at JTS or by exemption through examination upon entering the program.
- Core Seminar (3 credits)
- Bible (6 credits; can include BIB 5011)
- Talmud and Rabbinics (6 credits; can include TAL 5025)
- 12 Credits in the following areas (at least 3 credits in each area and 6 credits in History if MDS 5102 is included):
- History (can include MDS 5102)
- Elective (6 credits)
- 1 Capstone paper/project (designed in consultation with the program advisor)