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Graduate Studies

Students are advised to consult with a faculty member for information on applying to graduate school.

The list below is only a sampling of opportunities. Smith College does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the list.

Programs in Israel (in English)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tel Aviv University

University of Haifa

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Graduate Programs in Jewish Studies

Many universities require students to apply to a specific department for graduate work within which they can select a specialization in Jewish Studies. For some of the schools below, you may need to apply directly to a department of History, Comparative Literature, Religion, Near Eastern Languages, or Divinity School, whereas other universities have specific departments, programs, and centers of Jewish Studies/Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. We welcome additions and updates to this list.

Brandeis University

Brown University

Cambridge University

Clark University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Columbia University

Concordia University (Montreal)

Duke University, Program in Jewish Studies

Emory University, M.A. in Jewish Studies

George Washington University

The Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley)

Harvard University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Indiana University

The Jewish Theological Seminary

The Johns Hopkins University

McGill University (Montreal)

University of Toronto

Ohio State University

University of Oxford

Stanford University

University College London

University of Calgary, M.A. in Israel Studies

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Los Angeles

University of California at San Diego (M.A. in Judaic Studies, Department of History)

University of Chicago

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut, M.A. in Judaic Studies

University of Illinois

University of Maryland

University of Michigan, Frankel Center for Jewish Studies

University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin at Madison

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Vanderbilt University, MA in Jewish Studies (Graduate Department of Religion)

Washington University in St. Louis

Yale University

York University (Toronto)

Yeshiva University

M.A./M.A.T. in Jewish Education

American Jewish University

Brandeis University Hornstein Program (MAT and JDS/DeLeT)

Davidson School of Education, The Jewish Theological Seminary

George Washington University

Hebrew College

Hebrew Union College

Jewish Institute of Religion

McGill University Jewish Teacher Training Program

New York University, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Ohio State University

Pardes Educators Program

Rutgers University

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Touro College

York University Jewish Teacher Education Program

Jewish Communal Service Graduate Programs

American Jewish University, MA in Jewish Education or Non Profit Management

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Office of Jewish Affairs and Israel Programs

Gratz College

Hebrew College

Hebrew Union College, School of Jewish Communal Service

Hornstein: The Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University

NYU: Dual Degree Program Nonprofit Management (MPA) and Judaic Studies (M.A.)

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Townson University: Baltimore Hebrew Institute

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Southern California

Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Rabbinical and Cantorial School

Academy of Jewish Religion (New York)

Academy of Jewish Religion (California)

ALEPH Ordination Programs

American Jewish University

Gratz College

Hebrew College

Hebrew Theological College

Hebrew Union College

Jewish Institute of Religion

Jewish Theological Seminary

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Jewish Institute of Religion

Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute