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YU's Shoshana Schechter teaching a Basic Jewish Studies course

All Yeshiva University undergraduates take courses in the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College for Women or the Robert M. Beren Department of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva College as part of the requirements of the bachelor's degree.

Undergraduate students from either Stern College or Yeshiva College who choose to major in Jewish studies may select from a concentration in Bible, Hebrew, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy and thought, and Judaic studies (Stern only). Hebrew is also available as a separate major.

Graduate Programs in Jewish Studies

Qualified undergraduates may choose to enroll in the joint BA/MA program with the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Similarly qualified students who anticipate a career in Jewish education may choose to enroll in the joint BA/MS program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies offers MA degrees in the following areas of concentration: Bible, medieval Jewish history, modern Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Talmudic studies. It also offers PhD degrees in Bible, medieval Jewish history, modern Jewish history, medieval Jewish philosophy, modern Jewish philosophy and Talmud. Its newest offering is the Azrieli-Revel Dual Degree (ARDD) program, through which students earn an MS at Azrieli Graduate School and an MA at Revel concurrently.

Stern College for Women offers a Master of Arts in biblical and Talmudic interpretation, open to students with extensive backgrounds in advanced Jewish studies. This program presents a unique opportunity to experience advanced Jewish learning while earning an MA degree.

Resources

The Mendel Gottesman Library on the Wilf Campus uptown houses one of the largest collections of Hebraica and Judaica in the world, particularly in the areas of Bible, rabbinic literature, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Hebrew language and literature. It includes special collections of rare books, manuscripts and Yeshiva University's archives.

The faculty of the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies, Robert M. Beren Department of Jewish Studies and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies comprise outstanding scholars and teachers, who are widely published and represent the finest synthesis of Torah Umadda.