At the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, you will enrich your Jewish knowledge in a rigorous academic environment. If you are a student with a professional interest in academic Jewish studies, a prospective educator in Jewish secondary schools who wants to make a difference in the lives of your students and your community, or ''simply'' a person who seeks intellectual challenge and growth, this is the place for you.
Through classes, seminars and individual consultation that will lead you to a Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy degree, we will guide you toward the realization of your full potential. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts-Master of Arts degree program to enable superior undergraduate students at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Woman to begin their studies for the MA degree. Our Master of Arts in Jewish Philosophy can now also be completed remotely through RevelRemote. Our curriculum emphasizes the critical analysis of primary sources, the study of the methodology appropriate for a given discipline and extensive readings in the secondary literature.
Few, if any, comparable programs have a student body with as much command of the classical sources of Judaism and Jewish history. Our alumni and current students hail from a rich array of professional backgrounds and aspirations, from medicine and law to teaching and rabbinical studies. And whether you are working in the classroom or preparing a dissertation or other independent study project, our internationally renowned expert faculty will be available to direct you.
Our location at Yeshiva University's Wilf Campus affords stimulating association with several of the University's other schools and affiliates and provides easy access to the major resources of the institution. This includes comprehensive research collections in Jewish studies at the Mendel Gottesman Library, numbering approximately 300,000 volumes, as well as a full complement of relevant databases and electronic resources, rare books, manuscripts and archives that offer deep and diverse support of our programs, all accompanied by a knowledgeable library staff with significant expertise in the field.
In short, if you seek to join a community that is serious about academic rigor in Jewish studies, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies is the place for you. If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact us at any time.