Prospective students — even those who have been out of school for several years — may transfer undergraduate credits to Hebrew College and complete a bachelor's degree. Various options are available for majors in Jewish education and Jewish studies.
Students with a substantial number of undergraduate credits may complete a combined bachelor's and master's degree. The two degrees will be awarded simultaneously after all undergraduate and graduate requirements are fulfilled.
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 bachelor's completion programs must submit transcripts of all prior undergraduate study completed at accredited colleges or universities.
Applicants for whom English is not their primary language are not required to submit a TOEFL score. However, the College reserves the right to ask for a TOEFL exam if the applicant's essays and/or interview do not indicate the level of English proficency needed to succeed in Hebrew College coursework.
Kivunim offers an academic gap year program for North American High School graduates based in Jerusalem, Israel with programmed field trip visits to 11 countries and over 50 cities and villages significant to the historical and contemporary Jewish global world. Course work includes academic introductions to the history, culture, geographic and demographic context and Jewish institutions of the local Jewish community. Kivunim students are academically oriented learners, strongly motivated as Jewish learners with significant potential as future Jewish leaders. Hebrew College is keenly interested in such learners as key prospects for our graduate programs in Jewish leadership, ordination and Jewish Education. The pluralist, academic and contextual orientations of the Kivunim program align closely with Hebrew College’s aims and ethos.
Hebrew College offers five courses totaling 30 credits as part of the Kivunim program. The program includes the following courses which run for an entire academic year, from September through June:
- Arabic Language: 6 undergraduate credits (3 sessions per week)
- Hebrew Language: 6 undergraduate credits (3 sessions per week)
- Land, People, Ideas - The Challenge of Zionism: 8 undergraduate credits
- The Jew in History - Homelands in Exile: 8 undergraduate credits
- Visual Learning - The Art of Seeing: 2 undergraduate credits
Question? Visit kivunim.org.