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Jewish Studies

University of Haifa
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Haifa
English
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10,690 USD
Jewish Studies

Program description

Jewish Studies

The International Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism. The program’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.

Admission requirements

  • Accredited BA degree in the humanities, preferably Jewish Studies*
  • A minimum 2.6 GPA, 76% or equivalent
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test). **
  • Two letters of recommendation from relevant academic faculty members
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical Forms

* If you have a BA degree from a field not related to Judaism, you may require to take a special exam (reading list will be provided). If your BA is not related to Humanities, you may require to take pre-requisite courses during the first semester. Such courses are available within the faculty.

** If for some reason you cannot take a TOEFL test, we may require to hold an interview via suitable means of communication or in person (if possible).

For more information please visit the university website.


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Program content

The year-long program will be taught over three semesters and includes a final examination. The courses are split according to three chronological groups: the Biblical period, Antiquity (the Rabbinic period); and the Medieval to the Modern period. In order to obtain a master’s degree, the student will need to accumulate 36 credits over three consecutive semesters. The credits may be made up from any of the three groups of his/her choice and include the following fields of study:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Judaism in Antiquity
  • Talmud and Midrash
  • Jews and Christians, from Antiquity to Early Modernity
  • Medieval Jewish History
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
  • Early Modern Cultural History
  • Genizah Studies

Tuition fees

For international students tuition and fees for the full 2019-2020 academic year is $US 10,690*.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

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University of Haifa

University of Haifa

Situated on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience. The...


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University of Haifa

199 Abba Hushi Blvd. Mount Carmel
3498838 Haifa
Israel

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