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Global Interreligious Leadership Specialization — Master of Jewish Liberal Studies

The Global Interreligious Leadership specialization within the Master of Jewish Liberal Studies is designed to help current and future religious and communal leaders — clergy, educators, chaplains, activists, etc. — develop the knowledge and skills to serve effectively in an age of unprecedented interaction among people with different beliefs and practices.

This innovative program has been developed in close collaboration with Andover Newton Theological School, our campus neighbor and the oldest independent Christian seminary in the United States. Participants will interact extensively with Andover Newton students enrolled in a parallel program, together creating a vibrant interreligious cohort.

Students will graduate with a Master of Jewish Liberal Studies from Hebrew College and a graduate certificate in Global Interreligious Leadership from Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School.

The Global Interreligious Leadership program may be taken full-time or part-time.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 31 credits, detailed below:
Classical Jewish Text Study
Jewish Thought and History 3
Religion 6
Interreligious Leadership Seminar (includes a campus-based workshop)
Community-based Project (students will design and implement a project in their home communities)
Graduate Research Seminar (culminates in a final presentation that articulates a significant learning from the program experience)







Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated passion and aptitude for Jewish and interreligious leadership
  • Academic study of Judaism and other religions is helpful

Application Requirements

  • Completed application and fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two reflective essays
  • Interview, in-person or by phone

Application Deadline

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.


Rabbi Or Rose
Coordinator, Global Interreligious Studies Program

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