Global Interreligious Leadership Specialization — Master of Jewish Liberal Studies

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Master of Jewish Liberal Studies program with a specialization in Global Interreligious Leadership at Hebrew College. Please read these instructions carefully before completing your application. Should you have any questions about the application process or the status of your application, please contact us:

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 the 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
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. We have a rolling admissions process.

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.

Application Checklist

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A completed, signed application form.
  • Two essays, answering the questions detailed 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a teacher, mentor, or clergy person. Letters should be completed on this form and mailed directly to the Hebrew College Office of Admissions, or sent electronically to
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50.


The phone interview is an essential and required part of the application process for all Hebrew College graduate-degree programs. Applicants will be contacted for an interview when their complete applications have been submitted.

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 an essay on each of the following topics; essays should be approximately 350 words each:

  1. Discuss the path that has led you to apply for the Global Interreligious Leadership specialization of the MJLS and your personal goals in beginning this program.
  2. Select a book, article or essay related to religious diversity that you have read recently. Discuss your reactions, impressions and opinions.


Office of Admissions
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459