Pictured above: GPATS Students with Senior Administration, May 2019

Front Row (L to R): Director Nechama Price, President Ari Berman, Provost Selma Botman, Rabbi Moshe Kahn, Rabbi David Nachbar, Rabbi Gedalyah Berger

Back Row (L to R): Sara Shkedy, Mindy Schwartz Zolty, Zahava Schwartz ('19), Rachel Blumenthal ('19), Racheli Schuraytz ('19), Briana Friedman ('19), Jennifer van Amerongen, Rachel Fried, Paulette Tawil, Hannah Cowen

The Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) is a two-year master's program that provides women an opportunity for post-college, high-level study to further their growth in Torah knowledge and skills. This program creates an elite cadre of female scholars of Talmud/Tanach and Halakha who will serve as leaders and role models for the Orthodox Jewish community. After completing the two-year program the women will receive a master's degree in Biblical and Talmudic interpretation.

GPATS degree program is 2 years, full-day commitment.

  • Students in Talmud morning seder who are additionally enrolled in afternoon Halacha seder will qualify for a $5,000 annual stipend.
  • Students in Tanach morning seder who are additionally enrolled in afternoon Halacha seder will similarly qualify for a $5,000 annual stipend or qualify for 12 credits towards the Master of Arts in Bible at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
  • Part-time, non-stipend students who enroll exclusively in the Tanach morning seder qualify for 12 credits towards the Master of Arts in Bible at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

Students also receive pedagogic training, opportunities to engage synagogues around the country as scholars in residence, and dedicated resources for placement opportunities of significant positions within Jewish education. A sample listing of our internships follows.


  • Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation, Chicago, IL
  • Chaplaincy in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • JLIC NYU, New York
  • Kesher Israel, Washington, DC
  • Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York, NY
  • Young Israel of Scarsdale, Scarsdale, NY
  • The Ramaz School Friday Kollel, New York, NY
  • Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills
  • Young Israel of West Hartford, CT



Statement of Philosophy and Purpose 

Western society during the past century has fostered and witnessed a sea change in the education of women, resulting in a broad equivalence of intellectual sophistication and academic achievement among men and women.  As recognized long ago by the Rav זצ"ל and pioneered by him here at Stern College, this contemporary environment creates a religious imperative to make available to Orthodox women, particularly those שנפשותיהן חושקות בתורה, the opportunity for unfettered access to תלמוד תורה , to allow for and enhance their fulfillment of לעבדו בכל לבבכם ובכל נפשכם.  Through both its undergraduate Jewish Studies curriculum and its Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies, Yeshiva University is proud, in keeping with its core mission, to rise to meet one of the most profound  Jewish educational challenges of the generation. 

Mission Statement 

The Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies, accredited to award a Master’s Degree in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation, will produce graduates who are sophisticated לומדות תורה לשמה, and who are both properly equipped and properly credentialed to become effective and inspiring leaders in the Jewish community. The program will provide continuing immersion in traditional Talmud Torah in all of its breadth and depth for an outstanding and highly select group of learned and qualified Orthodox women.