Admission Requirements

Master of Rabbinic Studies and Jewish Studies Degrees

Those applying for a Master of Jewish Studies or Master of Rabbinic Studies Degree 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 and submission of an official transcript attesting to the completion of the degree.
  • Submission of two written recommendations: one attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and one from a rabbi or spiritual leader attesting to the applicant’s character and leadership qualities and/or dedication to the study of Scripture and tradition.
  • Admissions interview.

Language Requirement

A Hebrew proficiency exam is required for all new MJTI matriculated students, as well as some Certificate Track students. Proficiency is understood as a functional grasp of the contents of a standard seminary-level introductory biblical Hebrew grammar such as Seow, Lambdin, Kelley, or Kittel. Master of Rabbinic Studies students are required to demonstrate Hebrew proficiency in order to graduate. Students in this degree program who do not demonstrate proficiency in biblical Hebrew will be required to take the MJTI one-year Grammar of Biblical Hebrew Level 1 Series (BH511-513) before they begin their second year of study in MJTI. Master of Jewish Studies degree students who do not demonstrate proficiency in biblical Hebrew are highly recommend to take the MJTI one-year Grammar of Biblical Hebrew Level 1 Series (BH511-513) as Hebrew proficiency is required for all courses relating to Rabbinic Literature, including two core courses, R501 Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism 1 and R502 introduction to Rabbinic Judaism 2. 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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Mature Status Student 

Mature Status admission is intended for those students who are at least 30-years-old with substantial biblical background and studies, and preferably involved in the Messianic Jewish community, but does not have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. Mature status students may apply to the Master of Jewish Studies degree or to one of the Certificate Tracks. All mature status students, no matter to which program they apply, must successfully complete the one-year Introduction to Messianic Jewish Studies (IMJS) certificate before moving on to their desired program.

Those desiring to apply as a Mature Status student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion and submission of the appropriate application to the registrar’s office, along with the non-refundable $50.00 application fee. Applications for admission are submitted through the MJTI website — https://www.mjti.org/forms.
  • Submission of two recommendations: (1) one written educational recommendation attesting to the student’s academic ability; and (2) one personal recommendation attesting to the student’s leadership qualities and/or your dedication to study of Scripture and tradition.
  • Completion of an interview

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Student-At-Large

Those students with a bachelor’s degree wishing to take a course at MJTI without enrolling in the Master of Jewish Studies degree or in a Certificate Track may apply for admission to the Jewish Studies Program as a Student-at-Large. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion and submission of the online application and submission 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 and submission of an official transcript attesting to the completion of the degree.
  • Submission of a written educational recommendation attesting to academic ability.
  • Admissions Interview.
  • Note: Students-at-Large will be permitted to take a maximum of six courses in the Jewish Studies Program.

Application for Admission
Student-at-Large Recommendation

 

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