Master of Arts in Jewish Liberal Studies

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Master of Arts in Jewish Liberal Studies program at Hebrew College. Please read these instructions carefully before completing your application. Should you have any questions about the application process or the status of your application, please contact us:

Office of Admissions
617-559-8610
M–Th, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.; F, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
admissions@hebrewcollege.edu

Selection of Candidates

Admissions decisions are based on the careful review of a candidate’s completed application,credentials, supporting documents and appropriateness for the degree program. Applicants for graduate degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a competitive GPA. Hebrew College admits qualified students without regard to age, sex, religion, disability, race, color or national origin. An application for financial aid does not in any way affect a candidate's application for admission.

Application Submission

You may fill out the application by clicking here. Please send supporting materials to:

Office of Admissions
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

You are responsible to ensure that all of your application materials are received; we welcome calls or emails from candidates regarding the status of their applications. We have a rolling admissions process.

Application Checklist

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A completed, signed application form.
  • A typewritten personal statement as described below.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies from accredited academic institutions. Please have official copies of transcripts forwarded directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a rabbi or someone with whom you have studied. Letters should be completed on this form and mailed directly to the Hebrew College Office of Admissions.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50; please submit a check or money order made payable to Hebrew College.

Interview

The phone interview is an essential and required part of the application process for all Hebrew College graduate-degree programs. Applicants will be contacted for an interview when their complete applications have been submitted.

Financial Aid

A financial-aid application can be found here. Instructions are on the form. If you are applying for financial aid, please complete the form and submit it with your application materials according to the deadline schedule above.

Essay Questions

Please compose a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay on either topic below:

  1. Discuss the path that has led you to apply for the MJLS and your personal goals in beginning this program.
  2. Select a book, article or essay related to Jewish life/culture that you have read recently. Discuss your reactions, impressions and opinions.

MORE INFORMATION

Office of Admissions
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

617-559-8610
admissions@hebrewcollege.edu