Masters of Jewish Education and Masters of Jewish Studies Dual Degree

Thank you for your interest in applying for the dual degree of Master of Jewish Education and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies 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:

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 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:

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.

Deadlines

Early Decision
Application and, if relevant, financial aid forms, must be postmarked by Dec. 15; preference for fellowships and financial aid will be given to these applicants. Interviews will be scheduled during the last two weeks of December. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by Jan. 15. Candidates applying for admission during the spring semester must apply by the Dec. 15 deadline.

March Decision
Application and, if relevant, financial aid forms, must be postmarked by Feb. 15. Interviews will be scheduled during the last week of February. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by March 15. 

June Decision
Application and, if relevant, financial aid forms, must be postmarked by May 30. Interviews will be scheduled during the first two weeks of June. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by June 15.

Application Checklist

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A completed, signed application form
  • A typewritten essay 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.
  • 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.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50; please submit a check or money order made payable to Hebrew College.

Interview

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

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 two- to three-page essay in which you display your understanding or interpretation (or critique) to the following questions: 

  1. Why are you applying to the Master of Jewish Education/Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies degree program at Hebrew College? How would studying here enable you to achieve your goals?
  2. Discuss your reactions, impressions and opinions to the following text:

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

משלי כב ו — (— Proverbs 22.6)

In a seperate 2-3 page essay, please answer the following question:

Select a book, article or essay related to Jewish life/culture that you have read recently. Discuss your reactions, impressions and opinions.