Graduate Admissions

General Information

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.

Application Instructions

Prerequisites for Admission

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.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Resume/CV, including any indication of reading knowledge of Hebrew and other non-English languages
  • Statement of Educational and Career Goals
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts from each university attended
  • GRE or GMAT results (optional)
  • International students must also submit proof of English proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS)