Admission Requirements

Overview:

  • Applicants may apply to a Master of Rabbinic Studies or Messianic Jewish Studies degree.
  • Applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for Mature Status Student admission.
  • Applicants who do not wish to pursue a degree at this time may apply to be a Student-At-Large.

Master of Rabbinic Studies and Messianic Jewish Studies Degrees

Those applying for Master of Messianic Jewish Studies or Master of Rabbinic Studies Degrees 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.
  • Admissions interview.

Language Requirement

Biblical Hebrew Proficiency is required for admission to the Master of Rabbinic Studies degree. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be admitted provisionally on condition that they complete the MJTI Biblical Hebrew Language series (or its equivalent) by the summer following their first full year as a Rabbinic Studies student. 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. Though not required for the Master of Messianic Jewish Studies degree, it is highly recommended that students have proficiency in Biblical Hebrew for Introduction to Rabbinic Literature classes, R501 and R502.

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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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students.

Academic Forms

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Master of Rabbinic Studies and Master of Messianic Jewish Studies Application

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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 

Mature Status Student Application

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.

Student-At-Large Application

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