At the Master of Arts level, we provide students with broad and intensive training in their fields of study. The MA program appeals to individuals in all walks of life who strive to enhance their Jewish learning through a rigorous and stimulating program. The MA degree is offered in the following areas of concentration: Bible, medieval Jewish history, modern Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Talmudic studies.
The program is structured to appeal to men and women (40 percent of our current student body is female) who strive to enhance their Jewish learning through a rigorous and stimulating program. Whether you want to continue professionally in fields such as law or business, enter into more traditional areas like Jewish education or Jewish communal service, or pursue the degree out of intellectual curiosity and personal interest, the program is for those who want to be challenged and inspired.
Classes may be taken in the fall, spring and summer semesters. During the regular academic year, classes meet weekly for 15 weeks and are scheduled at 3, 5 and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and occasionally on Friday morning.
Summer courses, which are available under the aegis of the Harry Fischel School for Jewish Studies, meet in the morning and evening three times a week for five weeks.
Harry Fischel Summer School for Higher Jewish Studies
Classes for credit are open to qualified graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Jewish Studies and related fields at Yeshiva University and other academic institutions (appropriate document must be filed in the Revel Office of the Dean). Students at Yeshiva University may take these courses toward fulfilling degree requirements. Students from other institutions may take the courses as transient students for possible transfer credit at their home institution. Qualified individuals who do not fit into these categories may register with permission of the dean.