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Azrieli Admissions

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Admissions

Azrieli welcomes applications year-round for all our Master's Programs and for the Fall 2022 Doctoral Program.  

By applying to the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, you've just taken the first step toward influencing Jewish youth and learning the skills to be an effective Jewish educator and administrator.

MS Programs Admission Information

Admission to the MS program is determined by the quality of the entire application. To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  2. Advanced background in Jewish studies
  3. Competence in Hebrew
  4. Educational Psychology and Jewish Learning is a Pre-requisite for the Master’s program that can be taken through Azrieli either before enrollment or during the first semester in the program. Students may opt out of this requirement with any Intro to Psychology fulfillment from an accredited university.

Fall semester                       July 15

Spring semester                 December 15

Summer semester             April 15

* Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

* We cannot guarantee that your application will be processed if submitted past the above deadlines.   

* For exceptions, please contact the Azrieli Administrative Office

Applicants must complete an Azrieli master's application online, which includes a $50 fee by credit card. As part of the application, the following will need to be uploaded to the application:

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • A 3-5 page personal statement about one's goals regarding teaching, and how they intend to use their degree from Azrieli
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please have this form filled out, in addition to the letters: Request for Letter of Recommendation (this form can also be sent as a part of the application)
  • A JPEG photo of yourself sent to bradley.avrahami@yu.edu for our file

Please note: applicants from any Yeshiva University undergraduate schools need not send official transcripts.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

After most application materials are submitted, we will contact you about setting up 2 interviews with Azrieli faculty members, after which we will make our official decision. Upon approval, we will mail the student a letter of acceptance to the master's program.

After being accepted to Azrieli, applicants will be required to pay a $50 deposit to hold their place in the program. Once that deposit is paid, the student will be able to register for classes.

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Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a nontraditional four-year institution, e.g., an online school, seminary, foreign school, etc., may also be required to take the verbal and analytical writing portions of the GRE or a similar standardized test, e.g., MAT (Miller Analogy), PRAXIS, NYSTCE.

If English is not your primary language, we require that you take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Yeshiva University requires a minimum score of 82 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or at least a 220 on the computer-based TOEFL, to be submitted to YU directly by the testing service (code 2990). For information on the TOEFL, visit www.toefl.org.

Joint BA/MS Program Admission Information

Applicants (undergraduate students from Stern College for Women or Yeshiva College) must meet the following criteria:

  1. Attain senior status (94 undergraduate credits completed)
  2. Achieve at least a 3.2 overall GPA

The application process for the joint BA/MS program is as follows

  1. Students should fill out the application in the link above, selecting the BA/MS option
  2. Applicant should submit all the same application materials as a regular MS applicant including the application fee
  3. Once the application and most of the materials are submitted, we will contact the applicant to schedule 2 interviews with Azrieli faculty
  4. Once the applicant is accepted, they must pay a $50 deposit in order to hold their place in the program. After paying the deposit, the student will be able to register for classes.
  5. During the spring semester of the student's senior year, the student must fill out the application for the MS program, and pay the application fee. We do not need the supplemental materials to be submitted again, nor do we need to re-interview the student. As long as the student is in good standing, they will be admitted to the formal MS program.

EdD Program Admission Information

  • A master's degree in Jewish education or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • A background in Jewish studies
  • At least two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Competence in Hebrew

Applications for Fall 2022 are now being accepted. 

The application process is online and can be started and continued at any time. 

Application Checklist - Coming Soon!

Tuition, Fees and Financing Your Education

2022-2023 Academic Year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023) 
Tuition and fees are set on an annual basis and are subject to change.

We encourage all applicants to submit a Financial Aid Application to Marian Reiss, Azrieli's Academic Administrator.

All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a Financial Aid Application, are eligible for generous support.

Tuition

Master’s program = 36 credits  
(including PEP student teaching)
Doctoral program = 51 credits
+ dissertation

$1,190 per credit    

Registration fee

$ 65 per semester

Graduate student & technology fee

$175 per semester

Health Insurance
See important information about
automatic charges for health insurance,
eligibility, and filing a waiver below.

TBU per semester
for annual enrollment
TBU for Spring start enrollment


Other Fees

Late registration fee

$50

Audit Fee

$575 per class

Portfolio
Mandatory Final MS project; 0 credits

$1,190 per semester

Doctoral Seminar II 
Dissertation writing; 0 credits

$1,740 per semester

Graduation Fee

$150


Health Insurance Information  

Yeshiva University requires that all students enrolled in 6 credits or more have health insurance.

All students, who are required to have health insurance through Yeshiva University are charged the Health Insurance fees automatically each Fall and Spring semester. 

Students in Online Degree Programs are exempt from/ineligible for the Yeshiva University Student Health Insurance Plan.

A health insurance Waiver can be filed if the student has their own health insurance coverage.

For information about Yeshiva University's health insurance requirements and eligibility or to submit a waiver, please refer to the Wellness Health Center.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

Azrieli scholarships are available to many of our students.
Applicants who submit a Financial Aid Application can find out their eligibility.

Additional Funding Sources may be available through programs funded by outside groups, such as

  • synagogues
  • employers

  • community centers
  • labor unions
  • women's organizations
  • fraternal and civic organizations

·      Students are encouraged to research possible external sources of funding for their education.

·      Mid-Career Fellowship Program

A program that provides additional funding for those who meet the following criteria and can be combined with other Azrieli scholarships:

  • Must be 5 years post undergraduate;

  • Have a minimum 3 years experience working in Jewish communal or educational settings

Loans and Grants and Additional Resources

The Office of Student Finance provides additional information about Graduate School Financial Aid.

Website:  Office of Student Finance
Tel:          646-592-6260
Email:      accounts@yu.edu



Ask Azrieli - Questions and More Information
You can also contact the Azrieli Administrative Office at 646-592-6350.

 

FAQ

GREs or other standardized achievement tests may be required at the discretion of the dean or the director of the master's program.

If after being admitted, you decide to defer the start of the Azrieli program, you must notify such intent via e-mail to azrieli@yu.edu.

Azrieli programs do not lead to New York State certification at this time.

Our graduate master's program is a registered and approved New York State Master's Program.  

 

Azrieli master's graduates may qualify for the teudat hora-ah, teacher certification, from the Israeli Ministry of Education.

General Information

Yeshiva University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admission and other facets of its educational programs and activities. The University encourages applications from qualified students of diverse backgrounds without regard to sex, religion, age, race, sexual preference, handicap, color, or national origin, within the meaning of applicable law.

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