Degree Programs in Jewish Studies

Jewish Graduate Studies

Build Your Career from a Solid Foundation

The Bernard Revel Graduate School's training in Jewish Studies provides a broad and deep knowledge of the field as well as intellectual skills that can prepare interested students for the pursuit of a life of teaching and research on the highest level.   At the same time, a Revel education has provided students with a foundation for the pursuit of a variety of other careers, including law, business, education, and community service. Many of our graduates have gone on to earn their MBA, JD, MD, or PhD in various disciplines. Our unsurpassed reputation opens a world of possibilities to you. Learn more about the Revel Graduate School and explore our mission and history.

Program Highlights 

  • Concentrations in Bible, ancient, medieval or modern Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Talmud
  • World class faculty who are accomplished, highly respected scholars widely published in their fields
  • PhD and MA programs
  • Dual bachelor-master's degree program for Yeshiva University undergraduates
  • Both day and evening classes to fit your schedule
  • Remote program for MA in Jewish Philosophy
  • Upper Manhattan campus containing  one of the world's largest centers for Jewish Studies and a renowned Judaica library
  • Diverse student body — over 40% women — including mid-career professionals 
  • Generous scholarships available

Expand Your Career Potential

As noted, an advanced degree in Jewish Studies can serve as a springboard to careers in a wide variety of fields.  Revel graduates have successfully pursued career paths including

  • University professor
  • Educator at all levels, especially at secondary schools and adult education centers
  • Rabbi
  • Director of Jewish Centers, federations, synagogues, schools, hospitals, and community or non-profit organizations
  • Attorney
  • Physician
  • Business associate
  • Consultant

From small institutions to the largest corporations, a Jewish Studies graduate degree from Revel is valued by prominent employers.  To take a few examples, which in most cases are representative of many other enterprises in the same field, the following have all employed Revel graduates: 

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Lander College
  • Bard College
  • Yeshiva University
  • Frisch School, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, HALB, Ma’ayanot High School, Ramaz School, SAR High School, Yeshiva University High Schools, and many more
  • The Tikvah Fund Fellows
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C.
  • The Jewish Press
  • Prudential Financial