Dual Degree: MJEd and MAJS

The dual Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a 45-credit program which affords students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive Judaic knowledge together with educational theory and pedagogic application.

The dual program features interactive hevruta learning, educational specializations, field experience and individualized student advisement. Graduates receive both the Master of Jewish Education and the Master of Arts in Jewish Studies, and are prepared to work in a variety of educational settings.

Degree Requirements

  • Demonstrated Hebrew proficiency of Level 4 or higher 
  • Completion of 45 credits, detailed below:
Course Credits
Models of Teaching 3
Theory and Practice of Jewish Education 3
Human Development and Learning 3
Seminar in Educational Leadership 3
Education Electives 9
Jewish Text Study* 12
Jewish History 6
Summer Weeklong Residential Seminar 3
Supervised Field Experience 1
Graduate Research Seminar/ Final Project 2














*These courses include one hour of study each week with a study partner.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements

  • Completed application and fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two 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.


Marcia Spellman
Hebrew College Admissions

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