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 six
fields: Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern
Civilization, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish
Thought & Mysticism, Jewish History, Contemporary
Jewish Studies or Hebrew Language & Literature.
Graduates of this program typically
stay in academia or pursue advanced degrees
in areas such as Archaeology, Rabbinics,
Biblical History or Languages. Alumni
serve in different roles all over the world
including a librarian at the Technion in
Israel, excavators on archaeological digs
and a professor of Ancient Civilizations
at a university.
Why Towson University?
There is simply no better place to pursue a graduate degree in Judaic 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 Judaic
Studies graduate programs
have access to a variety
of special programs and
social activities, as well
as fellowship and scholarship
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.