School of Jewish Studies Master of Jewish Studies Degree
The MJS program is designed to give the student a broad exposure to Jewish Studies in a Messianic Jewish context. The MJS degree consists of fifty-four quarter credits comprised of ten Core Courses (thirty credits) and eight elective courses (twenty-four credits).
MJS degree program objectives, admission requirements.
Core Courses (download catalog for complete description and notes on prerequisites):
S501 - Tanakh: The Beginnings of Judaism and the Jewish people
S502 - Apostolic Writings: The Early Messiaic Jewish Community
T501 - The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology
R501/H501 - Early Rabbinic Judaism I
R502/H502 - Early Rabbinic Judaism II
H503 - Medieval Judaism
H504 - Modern Judaism
SL501 - Messianic Jewish Spirituality
SL502 - Jewish Practices in Messianic Context
H510 - Jewish-Christian Relations in Historial Context
The Master of Jewish Studies degree is completed by taking eight (8) three-credit electives chosen by students with the approval of their advisor. Elective courses build on the core courses and are chosen with the intention of giving SJS students substantial exposure to Scripture, Rabbinic Writings, and Messianic Jewish theology. The elective courses are designed to give students the ability to read a range of Hebrew writings with comprehension, grasp modes of thought and spirituality expressed in Scripture and Rabbinic writings, and a knowledge of primary issues that inform Messianic Jewish theology. The electives are distributed as follows: