Master of Jewish Education

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

Shoolman School Office of Admissions
M-Th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; F, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Selection of Candidates

Admissions decisions are based on a 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 or to:

Office of Admissions
Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education
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.


Application deadlines are May 15 for fall admission, with a priority date of March 1, and Nov. 15 for spring admission. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis, though financial aid awards may be more limited for late applications.

Application Checklist

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A completed, signed application form
  • Two essays, 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, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, 160 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA, 02459.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one (if possible), from an academic instructor. Letters should be completed on this form and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions, or sent electronically to
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50.


The interview is an essential and required part of the application process for all Hebrew College graduate-degree programs. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to learn more about the college and program for which you are applying. You may conduct your interview via phone, Skype or on campus. 

Financial Aid

Information about our financial aid policies may be found here. If you are applying for financial aid, please complete the required forms and submit with your application materials according to the deadline schedule above.

Essay Questions

Please compose two essays, in one- to two pages each:

Question 1, for all MJEd candidates:

Why are you applying to the Master of Jewish Education program at  Hebrew College? How would studying here enable you to reach your personal and/or professional goals? 

Question 2

Please choose one of the below. 

If intending to complete the MJEd alone, or to specialize in Early Childhood Jewish Education, Jewish Experiential Education or Jewish Special Education:

Discuss your reactions, impressions and opinions to the following text: 

 חנוך לנער על פי דרכו  ("Educate a child according to his/her own needs and direction")

(Proverbs 22:6)


If intending to specialize in Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement: 

While some observers are concerned that intermarriage will
ultimately eliminate the Jewish people, others argue that intermarriage
transforms modern American Jewish life. How would you describe the Jewish
educator’s role in this debate?


Office of Admissions
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459