Applications to the MA will be evaluated by the Department of Jewish Thought graduate admissions committee, based on each student’s submitted application and supplemental materials. We will also give consideration to distribution of applicants’ research areas, to ensure that there are students with career interests spread across faculty research groups.
Students must have a bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in the humanities. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is strongly encouraged but is not a prerequisite to admission. However, students must make up language deficiencies before their second year of study. Depending on a student's demonstrated area of interest, research proficiency in another foreign language may be needed in order to complete the final project or thesis. Undergraduate courses in many relevant foreign languages are available at UB for students that will need to demonstrate additional language competency.