Non-Degree Program

Jewish Learning at the Next Level

At the Gershon Kekst Graduate School of JTS, you can take courses for credit without enrolling in a degree program, joining a community of scholars at one of the world’s leading centers of academic Jewish study. As a non-degree student, you’ll choose classes that pique your interest and imagination. You’ll study with a like-minded cohort of learners and with world-class faculty who will encourage and support your pursuits.

Take your Jewish learning to the next level. Become a non-degree student at JTS.

Learn more about the Gershon Kekst Graduate School

Application Procedures

Supplementary Materials

  • Indication of satisfactory completion of a bachelor’s degree

Our Mailing Address:

The Gershon Kekst Graduate School Office of Admissions 
The Jewish Theological Seminary 
3080 Broadway 
New York, NY 10027

Application Deadlines

Applications for the non-degree program are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. We will notify you of your admissions status within two weeks from submission of your application.

Tuition & Fees

Type of StudentTuition & FeesRegistration Fee (per semester)
First-time JTS Students$1,800 for first 3-credit courseFee included in $1,800 flat rate
Continuing Students$5,160 per 3-credit course ($1,720/credit)$810

Earning Credit

If you enroll as a nonmatriculated student and wish to be a degree candidate at a later date, you may apply credits earned towards your degree.

More Information

For more information or questions about the application or admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at (212) 678-8032 or at