Admission 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.

Language Requirement

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.

For more information about fulfilling the Hebrew language prerequisite, contact us

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SJS Student-At-Large

Those applying for admission to the School of Jewish Studies as a Student-at-Large must fulfill the following requirements for admission:

  • Completion and submission of the online application to the Registrar’s office, 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 a written educational recommendation attesting to academic ability.

Note: Students-at-Large will be permitted to take a maximum of six courses in the Jewish Studies Program.

A Student-at-Large may seek to earn a certificate. In order to pursue an MJS degree, the Student-at-Large must first complete the MJTI Program Transfer Application available from the Registrar before being admitted to the Master of Jewish Studies Program. Courses taken as a Student-at-Large may apply toward the MJS degree provided the student pays the difference between the Student-at-Large tuition and the MJS degree student tuition at the time of degree matriculation.

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Student-at-Large Recommendation

SJS Special Status Student-At-Large

Under certain circumstances, MJTI will admit individuals who do not meet the above requirements to enroll in individual courses as Special Status Students-at-Large. Such students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion and submission of the online application to the Registrar’s office, along with the $50.00 application fee.
  • Submission of a transcript showing the completion of at least 60 undergraduate credits.
  • Submission of two written educational recommendations attesting to academic ability.
  • Submission of two acdemic papers they have written that demonstrate their ability to benefit from and contribute to SJS courses.
  • Special Status Students-at-Large are permitted to take a maximum of three 500-level courses in the Master of Jewish Studies Program.

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Student-at-Large Recommendation

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