Monday, 22 Sep 2014
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Who does this degree suit?

What are the prerequisites?

Is the program designed for people working full-time?

Can I take only part of the courses?

Are Hebrew studies part of the program?

Is the MA a MASA program?

What is the estimated cost of living in Tel Aviv?

What are the careers opportunities after the program?

 

Who does this degree suit?

The program is designed for students seeking a Master’s degree as an end in itself, but it also provides training for graduate studies in fields relating to Jewish Studies. It should also appeal to recent Humanities graduates from European and American universities; divinity students and active clergy; and Jewish educators in English-speaking contexts.

 

What are the Prerequisites?

Admission is merit based. The Prerequisites are: BA Degree (minimum grade:  80 [GPA 3]) and the TOEFL for non native English Speakers. Previous academic studies in Jewish culture, including basic training in Hebrew are an advantage.

 

Is the program designed for people working full-time?

No, it will be an intensive year and it will therefore not be possible to have a full-time job during the studies. Moreover, please note that a student visa does not allow students to work in Israel. However, since classes are taught only half days, from Monday through Thursday, it is possible to be engaged in a part time extra-curricular activity.

 

Can I take only part of the courses?

Yes, the program is also open to students interested in taking only specific courses, or those interested in coming to Israel for only one semester. In these cases, the program offers academic credit (depending on the policy of the home institution).

 

Are Hebrew studies part of the program?

The program offers advances Hebrew reading courses during summer semester. It also offers Hebrew Language classes through the Ulpan at Tel Aviv University (upon additional fee of 1450$). Students who enrol to the Ulpan will benefit from an intensive course prior to the start of the academic year as well as from advanced courses during the year. While not a formal requirement for the Masters degree, the Ulpan is highly recommended, especially for students who wish to participate in reading classes during the summer semester.

 

Is the MA a MASA program?

Yes it is. However, in order to apply for MASA, you need to fulfil certain conditions. Please click here or contact us for more details.

 

What is the estimated cost of living in Tel Aviv?

We estimate the cost of living between $1400 per month.

 

What are the careers opportunities after the program?

Most of our students divide into two parts.

 The first group ends up continuing their studies, to graduate programs, and end up teaching in academic settings, either in Universities and colleges, or in private Jewish programs. Our graduates are considered excellent candidates, and are given a big advantage over other applicants.
The second group of students uses the program as an end to itself - they turn to jobs in the Jewish professional world, primary schools, Jewish organizations and non-profitsh. Since the program offers courses in almost all areas of Jewish Studies, our graduates have a good background in "everything Jewish" and are highly qualified to work in a vast number of such organizations.