The Master of Arts in Jewish studies
is a liberal arts program that offers
students immersion in Jewish classics
and humanities as well as comprehension
of the scope of the Jewish experience.
The program consists of a six-course
core sequence and a major in one of five
fields: Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern
Civilization, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish
Thought & Mysticism, Jewish History, or Contemporary
Graduates of the MA in Jewish Studies are successful in professional and academic arenas throughout the world. The rate of employment among our graduates is quite high. Many of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees at top PhD programs or Seminaries around the globe.
Why Towson University?
There is simply no better place to pursue a graduate degree in Jewish Studies. Towson University is ideally located just minutes from Baltimore City, Pikesville, Owings Mills, and Reisterstown. Students seeking internship and employment opportunities benefit from a vast local network of Jewish communal organizations, non-profit agencies, synagogues, community centers and day schools. Students can also look forward to becoming part of a well-organized community, enriched by the agencies of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
Towson University’s Baltimore
Hebrew Institute represents
our commitment to providing
support for the education
and training of scholars,
and Jewish educators who
exemplify excellence in
their chosen fields. Through
students enrolled in Jewish
Studies graduate programs
have access to a variety
of special programs and
social activities, as well
as fellowship and scholarship
Dual Degree Option: Leadership in Jewish Education & Communal Service and Jewish Studies
This dual-degree program in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies
is a 59-unit program that prepares professional leaders and
educators to lead the Jewish community of the 21st century.
At the same time, students are immersed in Jewish classics and
humanities, develop a comprehension of the scope of the Jewish experience,
and prepare to become effective and knowledgeable Jewish educators. Learn more.
Our faculty include prominent scholars and
educators with credentials in a key areas of
Jewish Studies, Jewish Communal Service and
Jewish Education. Faculty research and publications
cover the areas of Jewish Thought and Mysticism,
the archaeology of Ancient Israel, Second Temple
Period literature and history, Rabbinic Thought and
Literature, biblical and ancient Near Eastern Civilization,
American Jewish History, European Jewish History,
Informal and Formal Jewish Education.