Dual MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Jewish Professional Leadership Program By Brandeis University |Top Universities

Dual MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Jewish Professional Leadership

Dual MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Jewish Professional Leadership

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
This program prepares future Jewish leaders to understand contemporary issues within the context of Jewish history, culture, and tradition. The program provides the knowledge, research skills, and practical tools necessary to envision and help shape twenty-first-century Jewish life. Graduates of this dual degree program receive a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership from the Hornstein Program, and a Master of Arts from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Degree Requirements The dual degree requires eighty course credits, usually completed in four and a half semesters, including the summer between years one and two. Approximately thirty-six credits are taken as Hornstein courses, thirty-six credits (100-level or above) as NEJS courses (of which at least 24 credits are taught by NEJS faculty members) with the remaining credits taken as electives. First year students are required to participate in a weekly for-credit graduate Proseminar (NEJS 231a) during the fall. Students must also complete a final comprehensive examination, thesis, or capstone project related to both Hornstein and NEJS learning. The remainder of each student’s program is individualized and is created in conjunction with advisors from Hornstein and NEJS.