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Pathways to YU

Accelerate Your Path to a YU Graduate Degree

Continue Your Journey with YU

YU’s Pathways Programs offer exceptional YU undergraduates a streamlined path to graduate programs at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Fish Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Katz School of Science & Health, Sy Syms School of Business, and Wurzweiler School of Social Work. 

We offer two types of Pathways Programs:

  • Dual Degree Programs: YU undergraduates can begin taking graduate coursework in their junior or senior year, accelerating their path to the graduate degree and saving tuition along the way.
  • Early Assurance Health Science Programs: YU undergraduates can apply to one of YU's graduate health science programs in their junior year, allowing them the opportunity to secure a spot in their program of choice a year ahead of the typical admissions cycle.

Scroll down for Application Information and FAQs.

Questions? Contact:

Meirah Shedlo
Academic Advisor &
Special Projects Manager
pathways@yu.edu

How to Apply

Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Program: Jewish Education 

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options: 

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password. 
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account.     

Application Instructions:  

For those logging into an existing account:  

  1. Log into your account.   
  2. From the “My Account” page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them.  
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Azrieli).  
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the BA/MS program, choose Jewish Education (BA/MS) – for YU Undergraduates.  
  6. Then let us know if you are currently enrolled in another YU graduate school (e.g. RIETS, Revel, etc.). 
  7. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 
  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your “Academic College,” which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Azrieli). 
  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the BA/MS program, choose Jewish Education (BA/MS) – for YU Undergraduates. 
  4. Then let us know if you are currently enrolled in another YU graduate school (e.g. RIETS, Revel, etc.). 
  5. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application.  

Dual Degree Programs: Jewish Studies 

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Note: As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options: 

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password. 
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account. 

Application Instructions:  

For those logging into an existing account:  

  1. Log into your account.  
  2. From the “My Account” page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them. 
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Revel). 
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the dual degree program, choose Jewish Studies (BA/MA) or (BS/MA) – for YU Undergraduates. 
  6. Then let us know if you are currently enrolled in another YU graduate school (e.g. RIETS, Azrieli, etc.). 
  7. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 
  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your “Academic College,” which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Revel). 
  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the dual degree program, choose Jewish Studies (BA/MA) or (BS/MA) – for YU Undergraduates.
  4. Then let us know if you are currently enrolled in another YU graduate school (e.g. RIETS, Azrieli, etc.). 
  5. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

Dual Degree Program: Mental Health Counseling 

Application Process: 

  1. Confirm your interest in the BA/MA program with the Pathways Coordinator (pathways@yu.edu). 
  2. Notify your undergraduate Psychology Department Chair by the end of your second year that you are interested in the BA/MA in Mental Health Counseling. 
  3. Once the Chair approves your request, complete this application form to formally apply to the BA/MA program through Ferkauf Admissions. 
  4. Applications are due by December 1st of your senior year. 

Please note: Summer coursework may be required between sophomore and junior, and junior and senior years in order to be eligible to register for MA courses in your fourth year. 

Dual Degree Programs: Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Application Requirements: 

  1. Online application (instructions below)
  2. Statement of purpose: Describe your background, your motivations for pursuing an MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and your future professional plans once you complete the degree. 500 word maximum.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a YC/SCW faculty member.
  4. An interview with the graduate program director is required.

Application Instructions:

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options:

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password.
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account.     

Application Instructions:

For those logging into an existing account: 

  1. Log into your account.  
  2. From the My Account page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them. 
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Fish Center). 
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Holocaust & Genocide Studies).  
  6. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.”  
  7. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 

  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your Academic College, which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Fish Center). 

  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Holocaust & Genocide Studies). 

  4. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.”

  5. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

Dual Degree Programs: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & Media, Math, and Physics 

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options:

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password.
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account.     

Application Instructions:

For those logging into an existing account: 

  1. Log into your account.  
  2. From the My Account page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them. 
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Katz School). 
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, etc.).  
  6. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.”  
  7. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 

  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your Academic College, which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Katz School). 

  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, etc.). 

  4. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.” 

  5. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

Dual Degree Program: Accounting 

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Note: As part of your application, you will need to submit a resume.

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options: 

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password. 
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account.     

Application Instructions:  

For those logging into an existing account:  

  1. Log into your account.  
  2. From the My Account page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them. 
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Sy Syms School of Business). 
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Accounting).  
  6. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.”  
  7. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 

  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your Academic College, which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Sy Syms School of Business). 

  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” Select the master’s degree to which you are applying (e.g., Accounting). 

  4. A box will appear asking if you are a YU undergraduate student applying to a dual degree program. Select “Yes.” 

  5. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

Dual Degree Program: MSW 

Before applying to a Pathways program, contact the Pathways Coordinator at pathways@yu.edu to express your interest and learn more about program requirements, coursework, and the application process. The Pathways Coordinator will also connect you with the graduate program director. Once you are ready to apply, follow the directions below.

Note: As part of your application, you will need to submit a personal statement and one letter of recommendation. An interview is also required.

Application Link: www.yu.edu/graduate/apply 

NOTE: If you applied to YU as an undergraduate after 2016, you probably already have an account. Try the “Forgot your password?” button to access that account. You can also create a new account. If you create a new account and your email address is already in our system, then you’ll be brought to a screen with two options: 

  1. You can click “I signed up previously. Please let me sign into my account.” This brings you back to the home screen, where you can click “Forgot your password?” and reset your password. 
  2. Or you can click “I have never signed up here before, please create a new account.” This will let you create a new account.     

Application Instructions:  

For those logging into an existing account:  

  1. Log into your account.  
  2. From the My Account page, click “Start a New Application.” You may see applications from previous years. You can ignore them.
  3. Click “Start an Application.” 
  4. Under “Academic College,” choose the YU grad school to which you are applying (Wurzweiler). 
  5. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the BA/MSW program, choose “Social Work (BA/MSW) – Yeshiva University.” 
  6. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

For those creating a new account:  

  1. Create your new account and login. 

  2. Once you login, you’ll be prompted to choose your “Academic College,” which is the YU grad school to which you are applying (Wurzweiler). 

  3. A box will appear to choose your “Academic Program.” For YU undergraduates applying to the BA/MSW program, choose “Social Work (BA/MSW) – Yeshiva University.” 

  4. Select your term and click “Submit” to begin your application. 

Early Assurance Programs

Application will be available shortly.

Early applicants are encouraged to apply immediately upon completion of their junior (3rd) year of coursework (late May or early June) and must meet the minimum eligibility requirements noted above.

Application will be available shortly.

Early applicants are encouraged to apply immediately upon completion of their junior (3rd) year of coursework (late May or early June) and must meet the minimum eligibility requirements noted above.

Application will be available shortly.

Early applicants are encouraged to apply immediately upon completion of their junior (3rd) year of coursework (late May or early June) and must meet the minimum eligibility requirements noted above.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pathways program is a way to get a jump start on a graduate degree while still studying as an undergraduate student at YU. Students accepted into a pathways program will be allowed to take graduate courses to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. 

Tuition for graduate courses taken during your undergraduate years will be included in your undergraduate tuition so there are NO additional tuition charges for those courses!  By participating in a pathways program, you will be saving money towards the completion of a graduate degree. For example, if you begin a pathways program during your junior year and take 1 graduate course (3 credits) per semester during your junior and senior year, you would have earned 12 graduate credits. If your intended graduate program is 30 credits, you would only have to pay tuition for the remaining 18 credits! 

We are working to create pathways for as many graduate programs as possible. And even if the program you are interested in is not yet included as a pathway, may still be able to take courses at the graduate level during your undergraduate study. For more information, contact your undergraduate academic advisor. 

Yes! That is one of the main benefits of our pathways programs. Students will be able to take graduate courses that count both towards their undergraduate and eventual graduate requirements. 

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