YU Torah Studies

Men's Studies

Designed to meet the needs of young men from every background, Undergraduate Torah Studies at Yeshiva University comprises four programs for our male students at Yeshiva College and Sy Syms School of Business. These programs are designed for students with varying levels of experience and expertise:

Click here for more information on each program. 

Jewish studies at YU are based on classical Talmud Torah, an intensive analysis of classic Jewish texts in their Hebrew and Aramaic originals. In addition to the four programs above, eligible students in MYP and IBC can apply to their respective honors program.

Our graduates receive an integrated education that is the equivalent of two complete undergraduate degrees and a thorough development of Torah knowledge, worldview and character. To help get you there is the Undergraduate Torah Studies’ unparalleled cadre of roshei yeshiva, rebbeim, mashgichim and staff, who take the time to get to know you and work closely with you to achieve your goals at Yeshiva University. We are here for you—feel free to contact us.

For more information, please see our Guide to the Yeshiva (PDF)

Looking for additional resources and information about Undergraduate Torah Studies, including additional learning opportunities, night seder program and much more, please go to our resource page.



Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Undergrad Chabura

The Chabura offers interested incoming YU talmidim the opportunity to significantly expand your learning during your undergrad years. Simply put, Chaburah members opt to complete college more gradually - 3 years' worth of school over the course of 4 years. This opens up time in the afternoon for a partial afternoon seder - now you're learning 3 sedarim a day for 4 years, instead of than 2 sedarim a day for 3 years.

Moreover, in addition to increasing the quantity of your learning – an additional year learning in yeshiva, and an added afternoon seder throughout the 4 years – the Chabura expands the scope of your learning as well.  The afternoon seder is dedicated to limmud halacha be-iyun – taking relevant, intriguing areas and following them from the gemara and rishonim, through Tur and Shulchan Aruch to halacha le-ma’ase.

For more information, please click here. To apply click here


Masmidim Honors Program

The Masmidim Honors Program at Yeshiva University seeks to identify exceptional incoming talmidim and help them to develop into well-rounded talmidei chachamim with a breadth of yedios in Shas.  The program, directed by Rav Mayer Twersky, provides the opportunity to maximize one's potential through a rigorous learning schedule and structure and through unique curricular and mentorship opportunities; additionally, the Masmidim Program offers significant scholarships.

To apply click here.


All Day Learning Program (ADLP)

Yeshiva University’s all-Day Learning Program is for students interested in exclusively engaging in high-level torah study. With three full sedarim daily, including a bekius track and specialized chugim, this program offers a unique opportunity to intensively engage torah study while closely interacting with YU roshei yeshiva and rebbeim. Participants are incorporated into the kollel seder in the afternoon and interact as well as with students in the Undergrad Chabura.

For the application, please click here (PDF). For more information, please see the ADLP FAQ (PDF) sheet.

To learn more about all these programs check out our "Maximizing your Learning Brochure"