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Hebrew University

M.A. in Israel Studies

Fast Facts

Language of Instruction:


Degree Earned:

Master of Arts

Career Outlook:

Foreign affairs, relevant NGOs, journalism, academia


One year (two consecutive semesters)

Start Dates:

August (Summer Ulpan, optional) or October (degree program); check the academic calendar


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities

Application Deadline:

July 1, 2020; late applications reviewed on a space-available basis.


See Tuition & Fees for Graduate Students

Why M.A. in Israel Studies?

  • Develop an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the Israeli state and society while studying in the heart of Jerusalem.
  • Learn from top scholars in Israel studies and be exposed to the latest groundbreaking research.
  • Immerse yourself in the study of Modern Hebrew.
  • Position yourself for a career in government, academia, or journalism.


We’re happy you’ve chosen to apply to Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School. Please see our application guidelines or apply online now.


Questions about the Curriculum
Email Prof. Menahem Blondheim

Academic Head of the M.A. in Israel Studies

Questions about Admission, Housing, and Other Practical Matters
Email the Division of Graduate Studies
Call us: +972 2 588 3184

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