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Religious Studies Track

Why the Religious Studies Track?

  • Earn your M.A. in Jewish Studies while specializing in religious studies.
  • Study with top scholars in the field of religious studies.
  • Learn while living in Jerusalem, a city sacred to the monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

As a student enrolled in the M.A. in Jewish Studies program, you have the option to pursue a specialized track in religious studies. In this track, you will devote a significant portion of your elective credits to religious studies courses, allowing you to deepen your knowledge of religion as a supplement to your work in Jewish studies.

You will select courses from our English-language religious studies curriculum, with topics spanning a range of time periods, contexts, and religions.

Structure

If you choose the Religious Studies Track, you will consult with an advisor to choose religious studies courses. These courses can count towards electives for your M.A. in Jewish Studies.

Credits

You can earn up to 10 credits in the Religious Studies Track.

Courses

Provided as an example only and subject to change:

  • Mainstream and Marginal in Late Second Temple Judaism
  • Jerusalem and the Temple in Early Christian and Jewish Literature
  • Reason, Revelation, and Political Thought in Medieval Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
  • Calendar and Community: Interpretations of the Biblical Festivals in Early Judaism and Early Christianity

See courses for the M.A. in Jewish Studies or our complete course catalog.

This is a study track within the M.A. in Jewish Studies. See faculty and research information for the M.A. in Jewish Studies.

Graduates of the M.A. in Jewish Studies program are well positioned for careers in academia or religious leadership.

Apply by: This is a study track within the M.A. in Jewish Studies. If you are interested this track, you can consult with your academic advisor once accepted into the M.A. in Jewish Studies program.

See important dates and deadlines for the M.A. in Jewish Studies.

For financial information, see Tuition & Fees for Graduate student

This is a study track within the M.A. in Jewish Studies. See costs and scholarship information.

This is a study track within the M.A. in Jewish Studies. See eligibility information.

Apply

If you are interested this track, you can consult with your academic advisor once accepted into the M.A. in Jewish Studies program. See application information for the M.A. in Jewish Studies.

Contact

Questions about the Curriculum
Email Dr. Ronnie Goldstein
Academic Head of the M.A. in Jewish Studies

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

Fast Facts

Language of Instruction:

English

Degree Earned:

Study Track paired with the M.A. in Jewish Studies

Internship:

None

Career Outlook:

Academia, religious leadership

Length:

One year (as part of the M.A. in Jewish Studies)

Start Dates:

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

Eligibility:

Must be enrolled in the M.A. in Jewish Studies program

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