Master of Jewish Studies Degree Program Requirements
Those applying for admission to the School of Jewish Studies master's degree program must fulfill the following requirements for admission:
- Completion and submission of the online application to the Registrar’s office, including the $50.00 application fee
- Graduation from a four-year college with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
- Submission of two written educational recommendations attesting to academic ability.
Proficiency in biblical Hebrew is not specifically required for admission to MJTI, but is required for all courses relating to Tanakh and Rabbinic Literature, and for comprehension of the Siddur. Therefore, a Hebrew proficiency exam is required for all applicants to MJTI. Proficiency is understood as a functional grasp of the contents of a standard seminary-level introductory biblical Hebrew grammar such as Lambdin, Seow, Kelley, or Kittel. Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in biblical Hebrew will be required to take the MJTI one-year Biblical Hebrew Series (BH501-503), before they begin their second year of study in MJTI. A $50 fee will be accessed for the Hebrew proficiency exam.
Application for Admission