Doctor of Hebrew Literature
The Doctor of Hebrew Literature program at the Gershon Kekst Graduate School is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced academic work in a field of Jewish studies, but do not wish to pursue a traditional academic career.
The degree certifies that recipients are qualified to teach in their field at the undergraduate level as well as in a variety of non-university settings. Students may pursue the degree on a part-time basis.
Those who would benefit from this outstanding training include mid-career professionals who have master’s-level competency in Jewish studies and want the rigor of a doctoral degree, but who are not interested in a full-time career in academia.
DHL Areas of Study
- Ancient Jewish Studies
- Jewish History
- Jewish Literature
- Jewish Thought
- Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Studies
- Modern Jewish Studies
- Talmud and Rabbinics (In-residence and Executive partial distance learning options available)
The DHL in Talmud and Rabbinics is also offered as an executive program, offered as a combined distance and in-residence degree. Students in this program spend two consecutive summers on campus studying in our Nishma program and complete their fall and spring semester coursework via distance learning.