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.


BA/Semicha Program

Yeshiva University and its affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary have a long and rich history as an outstanding Yeshiva with the finest roshei yeshiva and talmidim. In keeping with this tradition, Yeshiva University has inaugurated the BA/Semicha Program. This new program allows students interested in Jewish education or the rabbinate to pursue a quality undergraduate degree, while fully immersed in the Torah that YU has to offer. Over the course of six years, talmidim will have the ability to learn three sedarim a day and enjoy a unique halacha curriculum, including a chelek of Mishna Berura each year.

For more information, please 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 Ba/Semicha program.

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

Masmidim Honors Program

The Yeshiva University Masmidim Honors Program, under the aegis of the Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies (MYP), offers accelerated study and scholarship support to a small group of budding Torah scholars. We seek to identify exceptional incoming students each year who demonstrate potential to become genuine talmidei chochomim.

For the application, please click here (PDF). For more information, please see the masmidim brochure (PDF) for more details.

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